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CALLING THE WORLD'S TOP ONLINE TALENTS

World Hackathon Day

A 24 hours online hackathon. An initiative to battle the world's biggest challenges.
We want to make an impact on the world with the newest technologies.

WHD Official Partners

This event was made possible through the ROI Community Grassroots Events program.

What is the World Hackathon Day?

The Virtual World Hackathon Day is an initiative aiming to gather the world’s brightest online talents to battle the world’s biggest challenges. During this day, we want to bring people from all over the whole world online together. This day is meant to connect the world together in finding solutions for our global challenges. We want to work on a better future between all countries who are facing the challenges caused by COVID-19.

 

“I endorse World Hackathon Day to everyone around the globe striving to make impact. Strict timeframe and full commitment to ideas, not being afraid to quickly pivot makes great products. MSQRD came out of the hack and was acquired by Facebook, the next story is for you to write on WHD.”

– 1st MSQRD engineer, Dmitry Kurilo

The Opening Ceremony

The New World Needs New Technology

We are currently facing a shift to a new world where we have to distance ourselves from other people. This new world needs new technologies for 2020 and the future. A new world needs new technology and we want you to introduce these new technologies and how you can implement them to create a better future for the world.

Augmented Reality

Create AR for social media, e-commerce and apps. Interactive content to create your own stories. 

Artificial Intelligence

Make machine learning central to your business model to get your business ready for the future.

Robots & Drones

Solve critical problems in farming, firefighting, and many other areas with autonomous vehicles.

Virtual Reality

Create VR experiences using Unity and Unreal Engine. Use these tools to deliver on your creative vision.

Blockchain

Explore the combination with other technologies. How will this technology influence our world in the future?

Automation

Build solutions for automation in industry and the problems that it creates in the world.

The Power of

Augmented Reality

Compared to 5 years ago, AR has become ubiquitous, becoming the technology that has rapidly been introduced in software and then integrated in hardware for every modern phone, and many other modern hardware. As social media platforms adopt AR and XR methods as a way to increase user engagement, brand strategy to stay ahead of the curve with these new technologies needs to change with the times.

Changing The Fabric of Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality is fast becoming one of the primary methods by which we view the world. With rapidly increasing abilities, games and other platforms are moving towards a world where every brand will need to pay attention to these new platforms and forms of media transfer. More and more companies are springing up solely dedicated to Virtual Reality in a world that is rapidly bringing competing experiences to the forefront. As the ubiquity of VR experiences continues to take over the world, it remains to be seen how VR will solidify as a technology in time.

The Agenda

May 29, 2020

Opening Ceremony Livestream & Submit on Devpost.

May 29, 2020

Workshops & Team Building

May 30, 2020

Hackathon Starts & Mentor Evaluation

 May 31, 2020

Demo Livestream & Winners Announced

The Tracklist

Health & Fitness

We need to reduce the spread of the virus. Let’s show support for the hospital workers. Find solutions to stay fit at home.

Work & Economy

Small businesses are facing economic challenges. Find solutions to boost the economy and remote work.

Education & Empowerment

Education around the world has changed and we need better tools and ways to educate and learn more effectively.

Music & Entertainment

Concerts are being cancelled. Artists are giving online shows. New models of engagement are coming.

Travel & Mobility

Let’s think of ways we can travel safely or remotely. Discover new locations from home using new technologies.

Finance & Digital Money

Neo banks and traditional banks are thinking about new ways of giving new services digitally. 

Environment &
Sustainability

Measures to combat coronavirus
helped to reduce airpollution
dramatically. We now need to figure how to continue doing so.

Solidarity & Elderly

Inspiring ideas for acts of
solidarity. Let’s change the world
and create a better place.

Sponsor a Track!

Do you have your own idea for a Track? Contact us and sponsor a track!

Make your ideas come true

$101K Prizes

We’re giving away a prizes worth of $101K including Gift Cards and Credits sponsored by Microsoft as prizes for the winners  to make their amazing ideas to come to life.

The Cities of Tomorrow

From Amsterdam to Tel Aviv, Warsaw and Rome. Cities face the same new reality of the post Corona era.

Our Judges

We are honored to have the following Judges with us for the virtual World Hackathon Day 2020

 

Naor Gilon

Naor Gilon

Ambassador of Israel in the Netherlands

Alexander Ben Zvi

Alexander Ben Zvi

Ambassador of Israel in Poland

Hans Docter

Hans Docter

Ambassador of the Netherlands in Israel

Dror Eydar

Dror Eydar

Ambassador of Israel in Italy

Joanna Landau

Joanna Landau

Founder & CEO at Vibe Israel

Karin Mayer Rubinstein

Karin Mayer Rubinstein

CEO & President of IATI (Israel Advanced Technology Industries)

Nili Shalev

Nili Shalev

Managing Director & National Coordinator, ISERD at Israel Innovation Authority. Advisory Board member, Israeli-Dutch Innovation Center

Amit Svarzenberg

Amit Svarzenberg

Israel Partnerships Manager at Microsoft for Startups

Jonathan Kingsley

Jonathan Kingsley

Chief Hackathon Leader

Our Speakers

Some of the field’s best and brightest will be condensing their years of experience into presentations and discussions on the new world.

Austin Valleskey

Austin Valleskey

Co-Founder of Bonfire

Efrat Fenigson

Efrat Fenigson

VP Marketing, Mindspace & Co-founder at G-CMO

Lissa Ng

Lissa Ng

Founder MentallyVR/Lead Facebook DevC

Alex Banaga

Alex Banaga

Founder at eatcaviar.io

Violetta Shishkina

Violetta Shishkina

Co-Founder of CADChain

Luca Marchal

Luca Marchal

Freelance UI Designer & Web Developer

Sebastien Toupy

Sebastien Toupy

Head of Startup Relations

Michael Matias

Michael Matias

Senior Associate at J-Ventures

Danil Gontovnik

Danil Gontovnik

Co-Founder & CTO at Kaizen

Tony Yael Schwartz

Tony Yael Schwartz

UI/UX at Project.Done

Julien van Dorland

Julien van Dorland

Co-Founder of World Hackathon Day

Nir Kouris

Nir Kouris

Co-Founder of World Hackathon Day

Meet The Organizers

We decided to do the World Hackathon Day to inspire others from all around the world to create solutions to global challenges. We want you to connect with people and grow as a person by learning new skills. We are looking for volunteers and partners who would love to join us and create this Hackathon together. Please contact us through the form below.

Contact Us

Getting in touch is easy! You can contact us for any questions regarding the online World Hackathon Day and more. We would be happy to answer all of your questions.

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