#HackAgainstHate Interfaith Hackathon
When: March 6-7, 2019
Where: (Location TBA)
For: Open to students in grades 7-9 from religious day schools
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Today’s students have grown up against a backdrop of heated political rhetoric and sharp religious divides. Traditional approaches to conflict resolution have failed to combat societal problems. The new generation of leaders, all digital natives, are using technology to forge positive intercultural discourse.
In the #HackAgainstHate Hackathon, students from religious day schools representing various denominations will develop their skills in programming, engineering, fine arts, entrepreneurship, and communication as they create apps and software tools that dissolve barriers between different religious and ethnic groups. During this multiday event, participants will work in small groups and receive mentorship and coaching from top thinkers in the fields of technology, design and business. Top entries will receive soon to be announced prizes. This is a special opportunity for students in grades 7-9 to learn about potential career paths and hear from some of the world’s brightest minds. During this two-day hackathon attendees will:
- Design, create, make, and pitch an app or software product that works to unite different faith and ethnic groups
- Interact with professionals from leading companies in the fields of science, technology, and business
- Meet new friends from diverse religious, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds
- Pitch a product to a VIP panel of judges and win prizes
- Open to students in grades 7-9 from religious day schools
- #HackAgainstHate will take place March 6-7, 2019 (Location TBA)
- #HackAgainstHate is a joint venture of The Jewish Education Project and Jewish Interactive
- For more information please contact Tatyana Dvorkin of The Jewish Education Project ([email protected])
No Previous coding or computing skills necessary!
If you have any further questions or queries about the event, please email Liat.
- Judges’ names will be listed here
- To be decided
This video shows the highlights of the hackathon “Girls Do Tech’ that was recently held in London, UK.