Hacking for Hunger ~ Presentations & Judging
#Hack4Hunger has ended but the work goes on!
~ About Hacking for Hunger ~
Hacking for Hunger, USAID’s first hackathon, is a core component of the Food Security Open Data Challenge. Team leads, technologists, food security specialists and stakeholders, expert advisors, and others will come together in person and online September 14-16 developing new applications that will unite data in powerful new ways to battle hiunger worldwide.
Hackathon participants will contribute to Challenge Teams on projects addressing major food security challenges in developing countries. A number of Challenge Teams are already underway, addressing questions defined at earlier Ideation Jams.
Teams are continuing to seek subject matter and technology experts as well as volunteers with no technical skill- just the desire to help! And there is still plenty of room for new Challenge Teams to form, either to tackle identified questions that are not yet being addressed or to ask and address their own questions.
September 14-16, Washington, DC & Virtual
Sunday, September 16 || USAID IDEA Lab & Virtual
9:00 am - 12:30 pm || Hackathon
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm || Judging and Awards
- State the problem (1 sentence)
- State the idea for the solution: Provide how product would be adopted by the market (i.e. put into stores, worked into organization x's daily operations, etc.).
- Using open data in the design (25%)
- Contributing to open data in the execution (25%)
- Relevance to high-priorities of food security (25%)
- Market adoptability (10%)
- Presentation (10%)
- Gummi Bears (5%) - basically, if you have gummi bears in your pitch, you get points.
Nathaniel Manning - Presidential Innovation Fellow working as the Special Advisor on Open Data and Innovation at USAID
Harlan Yu - Open Government Data specialist
Gunnar Hellekson- Chief Technology Strategist, Red Hat, US Public Sector
Suzanne Heinen - Administrator of Foreign Agricultural Services, USDA
Phil Parker - INSEAD Chair Professorship of Management Science
We're bringing the best products and projects(and presenters) to the Iowa Hunger Summit, on World Hunger Day, October 16th and participating in the week-long World Food Prize and Borlaug Dialogue events. Hope you'll be there with us!