Tech for Good Hackathon

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A sustainable society does not exist without smart ICT. As a tech developer you have the key: you can use your skills for a better world. That is why MVO Nederland is organizing the Tech for Good Hackathon at Strijp S in Eindhoven in collaboration with Tada, The Things Network and the SIDN fund on 22 and 23 March 2018.

We challenge you to work with your team on the challenge to make chains more honest and transparent. Register here before 1 March and win the Pioniers prize of the SIDN fund worth € 10,000.

From fair trade coffee to cradle-to-cradle office chairs and from "Beter Leven" eggs to an ecolabel in your new sweater, quality labels have been devised throughout society to guarantee consumers that a product is justified. Yet it is not easy to as a company to check where all the different raw materials or product components come from, where they are made from and under what conditions they have been produced. That track and trace can certainly be a lot smarter, more efficient and more transparent.

In addition, there is a great need for - in addition to product quality marks - a quality mark for internet applications that use big data. Smart, self-learning algorithms play an increasingly important role in the decisions of governments, companies and private individuals. Then we must be able to trust that these algorithms are valid. How do we know for sure that a smart app that selects job applicants does not discriminate on the basis of sex or origin? How can we trust that an analysis tool in the hospital makes the right diagnosis? And how do we know whether the apps on our phones guarantee our privacy?

Event in Dutch.
Apply before March 1.