Viva Technology is happy to announce its Hackathon: CODE4GOOD.
This event has one objective; innovate and create technological solutions for the greater good. This year, we asked 4 collaborators (Ericsson, Free Now, Kyriba and Sopra Steria) to come forward with a challenge to tackle that requires YOUR BRILLIANT INPUT!
We’re looking for developers to brainstorm innovative ideas, submit them on our virtual platform, and develop them into feasible solutions. After signing up, you’ll receive exclusive access to a network of professional mentors, online webinars and team match-making services, all aimed to help you develop the best possible solution.
There will be 3 finalists per challenge, who will then go on to compete and present the demo of their solution on the 17th of June 2022, at the VivaTech in Paris. There will be 1 winning team per challenge who will receive the prize pool established for each challenge.
Once you’ve successfully registered by completing your profile, then you can go ahead and create your project page on the “project” section. Here you can fill out all the specifics of your idea and select which challenge you’d like to sign up for.
REMINDER: You’re not limited to signing up to one challenge. If you’d like to join one or more challenges, all you need to do is create a project for each challenge you want to sign up for, but beware this means double the work!
Once your profile and project page is created you’ll have access to all the VivaTech platform benefits and should be eligible for the FREE PASS to Viva Technology 2022.
Here you can find out all the details for each challenge; the sponsors, challenge descriptions and the specific prize pools for each one.
IMPROVING DAILY LIFE, SOCIETY AND THE PLANET WITH 5G, IoT & AI
- €2,000 Cash Prize
- 4 weeks of mentorship from Ericsson experts
- And more!
2nd & 3rd Place:
- €700 Cash Prize
- Recognition on Ericsson's social and digital media
- FREE NOW Mobility Budget of 20€ per month/person for 3 months
- FREE NOW goodies/branded apparel
- And more!
Find out more about the collaborators hosting each challenge!
FREE VIVA TECHNOLOGY PASS!
All FULLY submitted projects will receive a free entrance to Viva Technology this June! To request your free passes, projects must consist of a COMPLETE project page and a solution (slides, code, or prototype).
We’re looking for developers from far and wide. We need your programming skills to help tackle these challenges. No matter your field of expertise, if you know how to develop, code and program then you’re the perfect fit for this event! Sign up now and bring on the positive change!
21st of April 2022
It’s time to sign up for the 4 week online ideation phase with the chance of being selected for the final demos day and winning one of the prizes!
11th of May 2022
Join us for the Opening Webinar at 17.30 (GMT+1)
5th of June 2022
PROJECT SUBMISSION DEADLINE
After which, the jury will select their 3 finalists per challenge.
7th of June 2022
If you see your name among the announcement, then congratulations - You’re going to the Final Demos Day in Paris!
17th of June 2022
The finalists will meet their sponsors and the jury at VivaTech to pitch their ideas in-person and try to win the prize pool!
Meet our tech-experts, they’re here to help you get the most out of your ideas and develop them into something amazing. Book meetings and 1:1s with them on the VivaTech platform to brainstorm, discuss, and get feedback from these industry leaders.
Not all participants need to be developers. You will need to demo a prototype, so forming a team that accounts for design, UX and code is a great way to go. You will have an opportunity to do this during the time that the hackathon is open. You may also want to recruit colleagues with a broad range of skills to register before the hackathon.
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is an intense and fun collaborative marathon. Here, “hack” means to create something entirely new from things that already exist – think “MacGyver.” Developers, designers, marketers, data scientists, startups, joined by tech partners, have a limited amount of time to develop new products or services in response to a challenge posed by the hackathon sponsor.
Why should I join the hackathon?
Here are some benefits described by people who have participated in other internal hackathons:
• It’s a new way of working, in a more agile, interdisciplinary and collaborative form.
• Challenge yourself, learn by doing and improve your skills.
• Have a fun and life-changing experience.
• Turn your knowledge into a concrete and innovative product/service.
• Collaborate on a project that might be implemented in real life.
How can I participate in the hackathon?
To participate in the hackathon, you will have to register on the platform of the event. Registrations are open now! They will remain open until the end of the event.
Where is this going to take place?
Online, you will have to submit your project on the platform of the event.
3 projects will be shortlisted for each challenge and will have the opportunity to join the Final Demo Day on VivaTech on the 17th of June.
Shortlisted teams will receive all the necessary information ahead of this event.
How are teams formed?
Teams can be formed either:
Ahead of time if you are joining with people you know or virtually by posting on the platform.
You can also create a project page and recruit new profiles to work on your idea!
What is the allowable team size?
Teams may have 1 to 6 members. No matter the number of teammates, make sure to cover all hats: development, design (UI/UX), business and pitch. One person can absolutely wear several hats but will hardly wear all of them!
How does judging work?
There will be a panel of experts to judge the projects on the technical level of the solution as well as your overall approach.
Here are the judging criteria:
1) Positif impact, environnemental, social, etc.
3) Technical feasibility
4) Potential business
5) Maturity of the solution
What is the challenge?
You have to refer to the Challenges page of the event platform to discover the 3 Challenges in more detail.
Who is on the judging panel?
The judging panel will be composed of the Sponsors’ top management and will be announced on the platform!
Are there prizes to win?
Absolutely! The prizes will be allocated for each Challenge by its Sponsors and will be announced on the platform!