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.
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Ever since the startup boom in the country during the early-2010s, more and more professionals now consider making the jump from the comforts of corporate life to a more challenging yet thriving one as digital nomads or freelancers in coworking spaces.
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!
Hackathons—an event where creativity, concepts, and crafts take place. But what have these events have in common? They’re actually where some great startups are born! Hackathons have led to the discovery of many successful business ideas and built some of the coolest applications of our time.
Many entrepreneurs believe that the concept of “Software as a Service” or SaaS emerged when most
software purchased by users from the market didn’t live up to expectations. These instances were very
prevalent from during the latter part of the previous century. Gone are the days when users had to
purchase CDs and install bits of software in the computer.
Global Impact Work must keep 2050 in mind – Philippines launches the world’s biggest Impact Hackathon for end-of-world scenarios
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.
With the Philippine president signing the Telecommuting Act this year, it’s no wonder the local startup industry is as vibrant as ever and more digital nomads are sprouting like mushrooms all over the country. Employers have acknowledged that working remotely will not pose problems in their respective operations provided that a stable internet connection is in place. For startups who are venturing for the first time in entrepreneurship, a remote staff may turn out to be the best alternative for you, and here’s why.
From the birth of coworking spaces and startup cultures comes an immense demand for tech and marketing conferences all around the world. Now more and more successful entrepreneurs are getting their organizers filled with bookings for panel discussions, keynote addresses, and corporate presentations. While it may seem easy to know what you want to talk about in public, anxiety often gets the best of us when we find ourselves in a formal setting and in front of people who are expecting to learn a thing or two from what we’re about to say.
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