Virtual hackathon platform
Currently the consortium customises the digital environment that will enable the facilitation of the virtual hackathon which is based on the Junction Platform (https://www.hackjunction.com/app) a free open-source all-in-one hackathon platform for event organizers. It will first be tested within the Pilot hackathons that are currently planned.
Three pilot hackathons serve as a test run for the virtual hackathon concept:
- University of Nicosia – Beginning of March (Language of hackathon: English)
- Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV) – End of March (Language of hackathon: Spanish)
- Rijksuniversiteit Groningen – June (Language of hackathon: Dutch)
If you are interested in participating in the pilot hackathons, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
European and national hackathons
After the pilot hackathons the platform will be further customised. It will then be used in global and national hackathons, planned by the consortium.
The Virtual hackathon consortium partners will organize one Global Virtual Hackathon at European level with 50 participants from any country interested to join.
University of Nicosia, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia and Rijksuniversiteit Groningen will additionally organize a national edition of a virtual hackathon with 15-20 participants.
The half day conferences will be organized by each consortium partner in their home country during the last month of the project (February 2023). The objective of the conference will be to disseminate the project results on skills development in virtual technologies. At least 50 representatives of local stakeholders (other universities, companies/employers, public administration, authorities and policy makers in the education field, representatives of students associations etc) will participate in the conference. Students, teachers and researchers that have participated in the Virtual Hackathons will be invited to participate, share their experience and present the ideas developed during the Virtual Hackathons.