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Switchboard Hackathon

Do you love innovation and challenges?
Do you think we can do better when responding to humanitarian crises?
Then you definitely want to join the Switchboard Hackathon (no hacking experience required!) on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October 2022!
The aim of the virtual Switchboard Hackathon is to generate concepts and designs for a mobile application, to be used by established diaspora humanitarian actors and those with an interest in getting involved in humanitarian action.
You can apply to join as an individual or as part of a team.
Apart from being fun and finding solutions for real world challenges, the Switchboard Hackathon will also include prizes. There will be up to $10,000 USD in cash prizes for winning teams, as well as additional non-cash prizes such as software licenses and vouchers.
The hackathon is part of the Switchboard project, an innovative pilot project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) and delivered by Shabaka, a leading diaspora humanitarian organization based in the United Kingdom.
For more information about the Switchboard project, please visit:
To learn more about the hackathon (challenges, eligibility criteria, etc.), please visit: Switchboard Hackathon.
Participation registration for the virtual hackathon is now open until September, 22 2022.