one WORLD. one MISSION. your CHANCE to shine. 10-11 May 2017
Hackathon on blockchain & identity with UN Women and Noreps
In collaboration with UN Women and Innovation Norway, Katapult Future Fest is proud to announce its very first hackathon - a 36-hour long innovative session on how to use blockchain technology in humanitarian work. We're seeking coders, creatives, and social forces from all over the world to help us tackle an important topic and build solutions for a more responsible future.
The hack is free to attend, and all hackers receive a free ticket for the Katapult Future Fest on Friday.
The top 3 teams will be picked out to present their solutions at Katapult Future Fest main stage at the end of the hack on Friday morning and UN Women might consider funding further developments of the project(s).
Challenge #1: Taking into account a lack of access to smartphones, develop a ‘Smart Wallet’ prototype which improves aid workers’ and beneficiaries’ access to money, goods and services
Challenge #2: Develop a decentralized identity management prototype which can help people recover/establish their identities and maintains data privacy and portability where needed.
Challenge #3: Quick access to recovery/employment opportunities and camp safety management
Why this topic?
What is blockchain?
Solution Architect & Founder, Norway Bitcoin and Blockchain Association
Tech entrepreneur & and blockchain expert, Blockchangers & Oslo Blockchain Day
Chief, Information Systems and Telecommunications at UN Women