Hack4Split is a two-day social hackathon (fjakaton actually, it’s in Dalmatia after all) on the 17th and 18th of April, where teams of up to 5 attempt to solve some social or environmental problems through IT solutions. Think websites, apps, databases, programs, and so on, all to fix up some things we encounter in our everyday lives.
This year the problems focus on donations, young people, cats, the sea, and fast fashion, as a combination of local and foreign activists combine with designers, developers, creatives and programmers get ready to develop their ideas.
It’s going to be a hybrid event due to the world as things are, and therefore people can participate online through Microsoft Teams and in person at Split’s (currently) newest incubator/coworking space SpinIt in Spinut, Split where we will also have food and drink throughout the event.
At the end of the event, everyone gets to vote on a variety of prizes, the Oscars of the hackathon world if you like. The best team will take away a day sail with 45 Degrees Sailing, 2 nights full board with a massage thrown in at Hotel Krilo, and a prize fund of 5000HRK to develop the idea further, potentially turning it into a social enterprise itself. Other prizes include a coworking membership at The Works, nautical bracelets from Break Time, and an original artwork from Jaman Art Gallery.
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