ZAEV Hackathon 2023-24

The "ZAEV Hackathon" aims to inspire young, creative, and innovative individuals to develop proposals for groundbreaking software and multimedia solutions centered around current topics. Events that will be commemorated are:

11 February - International Day of Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February declared by the United Nations General Assembly, which will be marked by the development of innovative software and multimedia solutions and concepts, in which participants will be girls and women. This hackathon will be implemented to increase the interest of girls and women in involvement in science, given that women are increasingly present in science, but that progress and their involvement are not enough.

21 April - World Creativity and Innovation Day

Celebrating World Creativity and Innovation Day on 21 April, by supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by organizing a hackathon as a day to stimulate creativity in solving problems by achieving the goals of sustainable development. It will allow participants to create proposed solutions and concepts for a short period, and the duration and the type of the hackathon will be further defined. The hackathon will aim to encourage and motivate young people to think in terms of developing innovative software and multimedia solutions. The topic that will be additionally determined, in addition to creativity, will encourage entrepreneurial thinking among young people. Proposed solutions and concepts should be intended to solve a specific problem faced by a group of citizens, with a proposed strategy for its implementation and promotion

20 June - World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day on 20 June, declared by the United Nations General Assembly as a day dedicated to refugees who have been forced to flee their homes, primarily due to war, violence and persecution. This hackathon will be realized to develop innovative software and multimedia solutions and concepts for dealing with the influx of refugees. These proposed solutions and concepts should help deal with the exodus in Ukraine, given that it could become the biggest refugee crisis of the century.


15 July - World Youth Skills Day

World Youth Skills Day on 15 July declared by the United Nations General Assembly as a day dedicated to youth, will be marked by the organization of a hackathon with the development of innovative software and multimedia solutions and concepts for the successful professional progress of young people. This hackathon should result in a proposed solution or concept for building skills and competencies tailored to the needs of the modern labour market, which should be a tool for youth competitiveness.


The program will carry out the following activities

Organizing a "Social Innovation Hackathon" with a focus on developing innovative solutions for social challenges. Participants can form teams and work on projects addressing areas such as education, health, sustainability, or disaster preparedness and response.

  • Implementing a hybrid hackathon format that allows participants to join virtually as well as physically, ensuring broader participation and encouraging global collaboration on the defined topics;
  • Establishing a mentorship program where participants can access experts and professionals in the field, providing guidance, technical expertise, and strategic advice throughout the hackathon;
  • Organizing pitch presentations at the end of the hackathon, where teams present their solutions to a panel of judges comprised of experts and community leaders;
  • Recognizing and awarding outstanding projects by providing support in refining the winning ideas, connecting with relevant resources, potential investors, or financial assistance during project implementation.

Organizing a "Hackathon For Good - The Bigger Picture" where participants collaborate with the local community to identify specific challenges they face, working together to develop technological solutions that enhance community actions in practical ways.

  • Identifying local communities interested in participating and gathering insights on the specific challenges they encounter or areas where technological solutions could have a significant impact;
  • Conducting a "Demo Day" where representatives from local communities can present their challenges to potential participants, allowing them to choose which challenge they would like to tackle;
  • Organizing mentorship sessions with experts, technologists, and entrepreneurs who can guide participants in developing their solutions and addressing the specific needs of local communities;
  • Facilitating knowledge sharing and community building through interdisciplinary collaboration between participants and local communities.
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