The U.S. Embassy in Vienna in cooperation with the Vienna Schönbrunn Zoo and the Austrian Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs is pleased to host a “Zoohackathon”. Ambitious students and entrepreneurs are encourged to join us for 24-hour global competition to create innovative tech solutions.
What is a Zoohackathon?
The Zoohackathon is a global competition where teams create innovative technology solutions that can help combat the challenges of wildlife trafficking and protect endangered species. Proposed solutions range from mobile apps that warn potential buyers about products that contain trafficked wildlife to interfaces helping educate the public about protected species, or to tools to locate poachers. Problem statements are solicited from wildlife experts, and will be distributed to the participants three weeks ahead of the event.
At the end of the hackathon, teams will pitch their ideas to an expert panel of judges. Local winners will receive attractive prizes and winners from all of the 15 different host sites around the world will be eligible for a global prize.
How to Register
Participants should form teams of 4-6 people. Indiviudals that do not have a full team can sign up, but they should expect to be paired with others to form a full team. Spaces are limited and teams should register as soon as possible. Participants should bring their own laptops and/or tablets.
Participants will receive a detailed event program after registration.
REGISTER HERE! https://bit.ly/2m44tXa
Questions? Contact ViennaPrograms@state.gov
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