Hackathons bring together people from a diverse range of backgrounds with a mix of skills and knowledge, to collaborate on finding solutions to global problems. They often take place over an intensive 24-48 hour period in one location.
Our 24 hour global hackathons are based at multiple locations, with teams compiled with participants from at least two other locations, often in other countries. Virtual communication technology plays a large role in connecting participants together.
The teams are given a global social issue, such as a UN Global Goal, and are asked to find sustainable and commercially viable solutions.
Participant feedback tells us that working within multinational teams and performing under pressure is tough; we design the hackathons to be challenging and an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge.