Openhack Gothenburg 2020 in collaboration with GBG Tech Week

Welcome to Openhack Gothenburg 2020!

Openhack is a collaborative community where ideas and knowledge are being exchanged in order to solve humanitarian challenges through open source development. Our hackathons serve as the foundation of our community where physical meetings take place and innovations are sparked to life. This is where we bring tech volunteers, aid organizations, social actors, and sponsors together in the same building to work together.

Since Openhack was first founded in 2015 as a non-profit project under Engineers Without Borders we so far have organized nine humanitarian hackathons, each with over 100 registered participants from all over Sweden. We have collaborated with over 25 humanitarian organisations and worked on over 50 challenges

Are you a creative problem solver or enjoy coding? Do you have a passion for working with humanitarian issues? If the answer to these questions is yes, this is the event for you! 

For 48 hours, developers, designers and motivated people from all over Sweden will gather for a hackathon in Gothenburg. The focus will be to leverage Open Source code to solve challenges society faces.

Openhack Gothenburg is a non-profit-event created  with
backing from Engineers Without Borders. The hackathon is free and open for everyone. Register as a group or as a single and we will match you with other team mates. No experience in coding required – all you need is the ideas and motivation to create awesome tech solutions for the good of humanity!

Hackathon Overview

The hackathon is free for participants thanks to financial backing from corporate sponsors and goodwill and help from volunteers and other supporting organizations. The 48 hour hackathon takes place during the weekend, Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon (28-30th August, 2020). 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does It Cost To Participate?

Nothing! It's completely free so make sure to sign up as soon as possible.

I'm not a programmer or in IT, can I still participate?

Absolutely! The best teams consist of people from all disciplines, not just computer people! 

I’m Not Sure If I’m Qualified Enough To Join The Hackathon…

Sure you are! What are you talking about? Anyone can help make a difference, which is what we’re all about.

Will There Be Any Prizes?

Other than the feeling of doing something great for someone in need? 
Yes, winners will receive help packages from our corporate sponsors to 
further realize and kick-start their ideas.

Do I Have To Produce A Finished Product During The Hackathon?

No, you have 48 hours at your disposal and your contribution can range anywhere from a powerpoint presenting wireframes/mockups to clickable prototypes/proof-of-concepts to fully functional applications. The more developed the solution is, the better! 

How Big Should The Teams Be?

A team should consist of 4-6 people. You can be more or less, but 4-6 is ideal!

What If I Don’t Have A Team?

You will have the opportunity to meet the other participants on the first day and we will make sure that everyone has a team.

I Don’t Have An 'Idea' To Work On...

No worries, we will make sure you have an project to work on.

When Does The Hackathon Start?

Orientation will be held between 17:00 and 18:30 on Friday, which will be followed by opening ceremony and discussion of cases.

Can I Work On Multiple Projects?

Of course you can. The more ideas you have the more backups you can fall back to if your first choice does not work out.

Who Will Be In The Jury?

Highly positioned representatives from our corporate sponsors and aid organizations.

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Team openhack Gothenburg 2020

Sunil Subramanian

Project Manager

Sangamitra Asokan

Participants Coordinator

Hannah Maltkvist

Vice Project Manager

Anali Guzman

Case Manager

Liv Alterskjaer

PR & Social media


Platform Coordinator

Hassan Mualla

Partner Coordinator