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Paris, France | august 22-25, 2019

VHacks

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Mission of the Hackathon

A CALL TO HACK

VHacks, a hackathon in partnership with the Vatican, aims to:

  1. Leverage technology to help enhance the solutions of NGOs, who supply problem statements related to their fields

  2. Promote collaboration amongst the most talented university students from diverse academic, cultural, and religious backgrounds

  3. Provide a framework for ethically-minded innovation

 
VHacks empowers students from the global tech community to enhance NGOs’ solutions through ethically-minded innovation.
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Meet Our participants

Our Participants

VHacks participants will be the world’s brightest students in computing from diverse academic, cultural, and religious backgrounds.

Participants will be selected through a combination of partner universities providing teams and an open application where any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program is eligible to apply. Participants are chosen based on academic accomplishments, innovative thinking, and alignment with our mission statement.

 
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Theme

Hackathon Theme

VHacks empowers students from the global tech community to enhance NGOs’ solutions through ethically-minded innovation.


 

Non-Profit Partnerships

We will partner with NGOs and non-profits to determine the projects students will be working on at the event.

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Event Structure

1 day of ethics immersion + a 36-hour hacking sprint + post-event collaboration = sustainable and ethical tech-solutions for NGOs.

 
 
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Location

Paris, France

 

The venue this year will be at the Dominican Convent.

 
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Sponsors

 
 

2018 co-organizers

 
 
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2018 General Partners

 
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2018 Partners

 
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2018 Media Partners

 
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How wonderful would it be if the growth of scientific and technological innovation would come along with more equality and social inclusion
— Pope Francis
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