Hackathons

Kingston University are hosting not one, but TWO hackathons this November! Make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to work with universities across the globe!

Social Storm

 

Social Storm returns 17-18 November tackling global problems through collaborative innovation

Social Storm is back again on 17-18 November! Our 24-hour social innovation hackathon, will bring together 200 students, from over 15 universities, spanning 5 countries, to collaborate to find innovative solutions to global problems.

We’re looking for people who believe they can make a difference to society, from any background or degree discipline. You will be challenged to work in multinational and multi-location teams, overcoming cultural and language barriers to build an effective team; to create, validate, and pitch a solution.

Social Storm 2017 will be tackling two UN Sustainable Development Goals; Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable & Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

If you are passionate about finding solutions to these pressing social issues, find out more at our website.

Interested? Please contact Devaki Amin (d.amin@kingston.ac.uk) to sign up, and follow the link to book your free ticket! 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/social-storm-tickets-38629440697

 

 

IN2IT

Join an International Hackathon – 24th – 26th November

How would you like to extend your network, respond to a global challenge working internationally with people you’ve never met before and submit a pitch for an innovative idea?  Here’s your chance with IN2IT.

This November you can join an international, online Hackathon bringing together students from Israel, France, Poland and the UK, co-funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme. I2IT will give you the opportunity to join a virtual, international team, and work together to develop an idea for a product or service. The challenge will focus on a topic of global interest: Cities of the Future.

The top performers from KU will travel to a conference in Milan, Italy next spring in order to share their experiences.

As a participant you’ll receive an online pack to review two weeks prior to the 36hour hackathon taking place on the 24th-26th November.

Students from all disciplines, of all ages and all backgrounds are welcome!

Interested? Please contact Devaki Amin (d.amin@kingston.ac.uk) to sign up and follow the link to book your free ticket! 

DEADLINE: Thursday 9 November 12pm

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/in2it-tickets-38504142928

 

Still unsure of which one to choose?

 

SOCIAL STORM

IN2IT

DATE

Friday 17th– Saturday 18th

November-

Friday 24th – Sunday 26th

November

LOCATION

Kingston Hill campus

Work from home

TIME

24 Hours

36 Hours

ISSUES

Cities, Climate change and resilience

Cities of the Future

UN Sustainable Development Goals covered

11 and 13

11

PRE-WORK

N/A

Yes – 4 hours of materials given two weeks in advance

 

 

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