One of the most notable tech-enabled innovations from the hackathon was a mobile app that helps you assess the value of things you can recycle, and then connects you to recyclers who can buy the plastics from you.
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Create solutions for pressing social problems in the country and the regions. This was the call of global innovators network Impact Hub Manila for its largest hackathon dubbed, “Impact Hackathon.” Over 1,700 participants from across the country rose up to the challenge. One of them was a team of young students from Bacolod.
Imagine multiple cities across the nation, aiming to brainstorm solutions and create innovations that will help solve the world’s most pressing concerns. Now put digital transformation into the equation and you have yourself what today’s generation refers to as a “hackathon”. In the Philippines, Impact Hub Manila attempts to stage the biggest hackathon the country has ever seen.
Yes, it is that time of the year again – Hackathon season is just around the corner. If you’re a first-timer, you would imagine hackathons as this exclusive event where programmers all bunch up against a computer with code running down like a waterfall, until they say “I’m in”. Sorry to burst your bubble but it’s not what hackathons are about!
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The world is living in an extremely dangerous situation. Within thirty years, our planet won’t be liveable anymore and humankind will immensely suffer from the consequences due to the overexploitation of natural resources throughout the decades.
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