Hack4Split: Social Hackathon Being Held in Split This Weekend

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This weekend, on April 9 and 10, the social hackathon Hack4Split will be held in the SPINIT incubator, reports Tportal.hr. It is a two-day competition aimed at solving social problems and designing social innovations. It brings together individuals with specific knowledge, regardless of education and occupation, who find solutions to problems in their local community, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The competition aims to encourage young people to become active members of their community, to get acquainted with the needs and problems in their community and environment, and engage in solving them.

This year’s edition will be attended by 52 participants in 10 teams who will develop ideas such as an application for recognizing marine organisms, facilitating afforestation to absorb CO2 emissions, safe houses for victims of violence, applications for solving long waiting lists in hospitals and more. Participants will have 24 hours to develop a prototype of their solution in the form of products or services, followed by a presentation of all developed projects.

During the hackathon, participants will have at their disposal mentoring support, and there will also be a workshop entitled ‘Is e-mail marketing dead?’. Apart from the hackathon participants, the workshop is also open to the public and will be held by Martina Šepić, director of Webpower Adria. You can apply to participate in the workshop via this link.

The best teams can expect various useful prizes, such as the SmartNinja course ‘Programming for Beginners: Python’, online training of your choice from Mirakul Education Center, a voucher for ZIP Line Split, free one-month use of The Works coworking space, and money for further development. The organization of the hackathon was sponsored by Dobar tek, Wolt, ZIP Line Split, SmartNinja Hrvatska, Mirakul education center, OTP banka dd, The Daltonist Craft Bar, The Works Coworking, and Nova Eurospectra.

The hackathon is organized by the Entrepreneurship Center Split and the Student Entrepreneurship Incubator of the Faculty of Economics in Split in partnership with Ensoco, Digital Nomad Association Croatia, and Split Tech City. The hackathon is part of a project funded by the European Solidarity Force of the European Union and the Central State Office for Demography and Youth.

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