Hackathon: Call for Cairo


Event Date
06/22/2019 - 13:00 - 06/22/2019 - 16:00 Africa/Cairo


Ticket Price Amount

Do you want to make Egypt a better place with technology and innovation?

IBM is calling you to code for cleaner water, water disasters prevention solutions, droughts and floods as well as the mental illnesses during/post disasters.

We may not be able to prevent natural disasters from taking place, but we can band together to create effective solutions to become better prepared and help accelerate relief when these tragedies hit. What's in it for you? A grand prize of $200K, meetings with mentors, potential investors and more! Don't worry, we've got worthwhile prizes in store for runner-ups, second and third place too!

This hackathon will enable teams to deliver a prototype solution around Call for Code. In addition, hackers will create digital prototypes to assist on how to deal with different types of disasters, help communities gain access to clean water, while learning how to utilize cutting edge technologies.


LOCAL CASH AWARD (to be announced soon)

A chance to enter to enter the global "Code & Response" competition and win any of the following prizes:

GRAND PRIZE: $200,000.00 - Open source support from The Linux Foundation - Meetings with mentors and potential investors - Solution implementation support through - - - Code and Responseā„¢, the deployment initiative from IBM. - Travel to the Call for Code Global Award Announcement in October

RUNNER UP PRIZE: $25,000.00 - Travel to the Call for Code Global Award Announcement in October

2nd RUNNER UP PRIZE: $25,000.00 - Travel to the Call for Code Global Award Announcement in October

3rd RUNNER UP PRIZE: $10,000.00

4th RUNNER UP PRIZE: $10,000.00

*All prizes will be distributed by David Clark Cause

WHO SHOULD APPLY? Coders, developers, techies, creatives, innovators, tech entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, and development enthusiasts. Teams of 4-5 only.

WHAT WILL WE BUILD? Teams will work on a digital solution such as an App, website, physical product, plug in, or an add-on feature to an existing system that tackle ways to reduce the risk of disease, create easy access to data & resources, and address the mental health needs of those impacted by these disasters.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: 1. Must be above 18 years to apply. 2. Available from the 22nd-24th of June for the Hackathon. 3. Available on the 17th/18th of June for the Info Session. 4. Employees of the organizing entities (RiseUp & IBM) are not eligible to participate. 5. Teams must include 1 techie to develop the digital solution. 6. Teams must be between 4-5 members.

When: The Hackathon will take place from 22nd to 24th of June, 2019

Where: The American University in Cairo [AUC] - Tahrir Campus

Follow this Map: https://bit.ly/2wxO4fL

Think you're eligible to apply?

Then Hurry Up! Apply Now from HERE: https://riseupco.typeform.com/to/x4bsMF

Registration Deadline: Friday 14th of June, 2019

#CallforCairo #CodeandResponse #ClearWaterCleanFuture



113 Al Kasr Al Aini
11511 Cairo Governorate