10:00 AM: Doors Open and Breakfast
11:00 AM: App Idea Pitches + Sponsor Talks
12:00 PM: Lunch + Networking
1:00 PM: Final round of app idea pitches for team organization
2:00 PM: Coding!
6:00 PM: Dinner
8:00 PM: Drinks for all
11:00 PM: Doors Close
10:00 AM: Doors Open
4:00 PM: Final team presentations
A special award will be given to the DataWeek + API World hackathon app that best solves a global problem in an innovative way. Here are some example global challenges to inspire you - but you are not limited to these!
Climate Change: Build an app that helps people visualize or understand the impact of climate change on a global scale - or understand / coordinate around the possible solutions
Global Education: How can we provide low-cost or free education to new markets (local or global)?
Finance 2.0: How can new forms of microfinance, peer-to-peer lending, or crowd funding enable new types of global investments / projects to get off the ground?
Tourism for Good: How can travel / tourism activities help encourage global impact initiatives such as environmental protection, cultural exchange, or health / fitness?
Doing Business Globally: Help solve a problem facing the global business / professional world such as outsourcing, finding global vendors or business partners, or living abroad
1- You can prepare wireframes, outlines, or notes but you cannot start any of your design or development until Saturday September 13th at 10:00 AM
2- Teams can consist of only 1 person but no more than 5 people
3- Your team and your app will be judged based on 4 criteria: 1) Are you solving a real problem in an interesting way? 2) How well did you present? 3) How much progress did you make on your application?
4- If you build using a sponsor’s technology then you are also eligible for the sponsor prize!