Hack for Good, organized by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, is a 2 days non-stop development marathon to foster the development of technological solutions to social challenges. Programmers, designers and entrepreneurs work together to develop apps, websites, platforms or even prototypes that translate into true innovative and scalable solutions for real problems, in an event that also wishes to strengthen the connection between the technological sector (and its professionals) and the social sector. In 2018 edition, CHILDREN & YOUTH WELL-BEING takes place as the new topic. Even though, for the first time, there is also the opportunity to explore the challenges from the previous editions: ELDERLY WELL-BEING and SOCIAL INTEGRATION OF REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS. The initiative to support social projects will also have a bootcamp of three months – to accompany the participants – and that will give access to the Web Summit to the best teams. The marathon takes place at “Palácio dos Correios” in Porto on May 5 and 6. There are warm-up sessions scattered across the country, the perfect moment for participants to start thinking, in a structured way, how their ideas can become real solutions.
We participated with two community members as mentors, Carlos Ferreira and Miguel Amador. Many congratulations to Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, EyeBrain for being the winner and all the participants who worked hard to develop projects of social scope. These initiatives are to be welcomed 🎉🎉🎉