Hackathon Winners:

1. SightCom by Louis Jefferson Zhang

2. XBags by Alexander Akerele, Daniel Onikola, Zion Oluwasegun

3. Educate! by V R, Adharsh Ramakrishnan

 

Internships and cash prizes are pending

 

About the hackathon

General

The Global NGO Executive Committee (GNEC) and its 1,600 subsidiaries have come together to host our first annual GNEC Hackathon! We encourage those passionate about engineering, technology, and programming to join this event to demonstrate their skills while competing for prizes such as internships and mentorships with our partners. 

Why Us

GNEC is well-connected to the UN and has a global network of NGOs. You can tap into this network during and after this hackathon.

Our partners will also host various workshops where they will teach new technological concepts while also offering insight into their mission and the work they have done. The workshops are a great opportunity to explore one’s interests and possible career paths. 

Theme

During the event, participants will have two weeks to work on a project addressing one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). This could be anything ranging from an app or a website to creating a physical product or drafting a business plan.

Get started

Join our Discord server (https://discord.gg/n5pcCHcGC6) and meet with everyone else involved in the hackathon. You are welcome to make your own team but if you don't have teammates, our Discord server is a great place to look for a team. The opening ceremony will provide further information regarding the hackathon and the working period will commence shortly after. Be creative, make new friends, and above all, have fun! 

 

Referral Benefits

 

Have your teammates join while getting free swag! More details in Discord.

Requirements

What to Submit

As mentioned above, participants will be tasked with creating a project that revolves around the UN SDGs. Each team will submit a short 2-5 minute video that shows off their project, how it relates to the theme for the hackathon, and what issue they intend to resolve through their project. Additionally, teams should upload a work file; this file should be either a ZIP file of the source code for an app or website or a slideshow or PDF for their product or business plan.

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Prizes

$164,190 in prizes

[AWARDED] 20 dollar dunkin donut giftcard (2)

given to a lucky participant for joining the hackathon between 7/2 and 7/8

2nd drawing for participants joining from 7/8 - 7/22

both will be announced after the hackathon.

$500 Cash (1st place)

$250 Cash (2nd place)

1000x Taskade Starter Plans (participant prize)

Taskade is a productivity platform powered by AI that is designed to aid its users to work more effectively. 1 Year Taskade Free Plan will be given to all participants.

1000x Free 1Password Family Account For 1 Year (participant prize)

1Password is a highly acclaimed password manager and digital vault application that provides a secure and convenient solution for managing passwords, personal information, and sensitive data. Developed by AgileBits Inc., 1Password aims to enhance online security and simplify the process of accessing various accounts and services across different platforms.

15x Taskade 5 Year Starter Plans (every member of winning teams) (3)

Taskade is a productivity platform powered by AI that is designed to aid its users to work more effectively. 5 Year Taskade Plan will be given to each winning team.

Axure Subscription (one per winning team) (3)

Axure is a software to develop and create prototypes of websites and applications. 1 Free Axure Subscription will be given to each of the top 3 winning teams.

AlphaStar Academy Course Discounts (top 10 individuals) (4)

AlphaStar Academy is an educational institution that offers rigorous and advanced educational programs primarily focused on mathematics and computer programming.

100x .xyz Domains (winners + giveaway) (3)

Each member of each winning team will be given a domain. The remaining will be given out in giveaways throughout the course of the hackathon.

Art of Problem Solving Gift Cards (winners + giveaway) (4)

3 $25 giftcards to be given to the winning teams. 1 $25 gift card will be given in a giveaway.

Internship with GNEC (3)

The Global NGO Executive Committee (GNEC) is a nonprofit that has partnered with the United Nations for 60 years to guarantee a voice at the decision-making table for civil society leaders. The organization was founded in 1962 to promote a closer working relationship between the United Nations and the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) associated with it. GNEC acts as a liaison between the NGO community and the UN's Department of Global Communications (DGC)

Internship @ World Assembly of Youth

The World Assembly of Youth (WAY) is the international coordinating body of national youth councils and national youth organizations. The full members of WAY are national youth councils. WAY currently has 140 member organizations from all continents. It was founded on 24 August 1949.

The World Assembly of Youth has two main tasks: To represent its members towards international organizations and institutions and promote the work of voluntary youth organizations all over the world. WAY deals with all issues affecting youth in international, regional, and local level.

Mentorship with Ediola From World Assembly of Youth

The World Assembly of Youth (WAY) is the international coordinating body of national youth councils and national youth organizations. The full members of WAY are national youth councils. WAY currently has 140 member organizations from all continents. It was founded on 24 August 1949.

The World Assembly of Youth has two main tasks: To represent its members towards international organizations and institutions and promote the work of voluntary youth organizations all over the world. WAY deals with all issues affecting youth in international, regional, and local level.

Internship @ African Youth Movement

The African Youth Movement (AYM) is a youth-focused social entrepreneurship and capacity development charitable organization. It was founded in 1992 as a global initiative to improve the lives of millions of youths in Africa by creating job opportunities and imparting them employable skills. AYM exists to facilitate increased access for disadvantaged African youths to critical resources and opportunities required for enhancing their productivity and relevance to their nations and communities.

Internship at ABB Labs

ABB Labs is a fitness biotech research startup using cutting-edge machine-learning technology to curate software solutions for fitness technology.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Ediola Pashollari
Secretary General @ World Assembly of Youth | 2nd Vice President @ GNEC

Suryakanta Acharya

Suryakanta Acharya

Ruslan Khakimov

Ruslan Khakimov
Senior Linux Administrator @ Lifestream LLC

Vladislav Bilay

Vladislav Bilay
Tech Lead of Cloud DevOps @ Aquiva Labs

 Chahak Mittal

Chahak Mittal
Leading Cybersecurity & Global Compliance Professional

Isara Moriya

Isara Moriya
Founder @ Mindfull

Pacifique Niyongabire
Software Developer @ United Youth Company

Smit Shetye

Smit Shetye
Founder, CMD, and CEO @ Hasya Katta Official

Vladyslav Kasprov

Vladyslav Kasprov
Senior Android Engineer – SumUp

Pavel Lakosnikov

Pavel Lakosnikov
Team Lead / Software Engineer / Golang Developer

Ojieh Miracle Ikechukwu
Computer Training Instructor –Microsoft Office Programs

Rudra Roy Choudhury

Rudra Roy Choudhury
Building AI & automation products to scale content streaming | PM @ Tubi | Featured Author, Mentor, & Speaker

Mayank Jindal

Mayank Jindal
Software Engineer - 2 Amazon

Jasmine Wei
Co-founder @ CircuLab, Founder @ UKRAINIUM

Suvoraj Biswas

Suvoraj Biswas
Solutions Architect (AWS Cloud, Generative AI, IoT, DevSecOps, Business Analytics)

Akbar Lakhani

Akbar Lakhani
IT Director & Tech Executive

Rajal Oswal

Rajal Oswal
Founder @ OInterface

Adityamohan Tantravahi
Research Specialist II, Princeton University

Shubham Patel
Senior Software Engineer / Tech Lead @ Apple

Nuralem Abizov
Software Engineer @ Restart

Chinyere Ikele
ALP participant at Harvard University, Founder Chinartfoundation

Paul Riwajaneth

Paul Riwajaneth

Judging Criteria

  • Impact
    How well does the project address one or more of the United Nations SDGs? What potential impact does the project have on environmental, social, and economic sustainability?
  • Innovation
    How original and creative is the proposed solution? Does the project showcase novel approaches or technologies to tackle sustainability issues?
  • Feasibility and Scalability
    Is the project technically feasible and achievable within the given timeframe and resources? How scalable is the solution? Can it be applied to a broader context or replicated in different settings?
  • Design
    How user-friendly and intuitive is the solution for end-users? Does the project consider practicality and user experience in its design and implementation?
  • Presentation
    How clear and compelling is the team's presentation of their project? Does the team effectively communicate their ideas, objectives, and results to the judges and audience?

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