womENcourage 2022 Hackathon Challenge

New Prizes Announced Below!

From womENcourage 2020

 

“Drawing New Lines in Science”

The womENcourage Hackathon is an exciting, full-day event where teams race to create a functional prototype, to offer a technological solution to a real-life problem.

Everyone with an interest in technology can attend the hackathon to learn, build and share their creations in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. You don’t have to be a programmer and you certainly don’t have to be majoring in Computer Science to run in this “innovation marathon”. In case you need some help, there will be mentors, who can provide support and help you build your project.

Do you want to improve your creativity, meet inspirational people, acquire knowledge and present the outcome of your team effort in front of an audience? 

Join the womENcourage 2022 Hackathon Challenge and show everyone your amazing creations!

Theme and topic of the hackathon

Drawing new lines in science is about working together, to celebrate the value of art and how blending it with technology can build a better future for our world. We invite individuals of all genders, nationalities and ages to co-create together, mix their STEAM skills, and propose novel solutions to real-world problems.

What is the challenge?

This year, we are challenging you to create software solutions for blending the arts with science. We are celebrating ways in which the Arts relate to STEM, often referred to as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics).

In more detail, the prototype you develop during the hackathon, should aim to meet one (or more) of the following goals:

  • Demonstrate how art can amplify the impact of technology
  • Demonstrate how technology can amplify the impact of art
  • Propose novel ways in which art can help realize technological solutions
  • Use art and technology to break barriers relating to gender, age, origin, abilities, in order to unite us

How do I join?

You can join the Hackathon by registering for the conference and selecting the Hackathon option. Registration instructions are here.

Why join?

Meet inspirational people, acquire knowledge and present the outcome of your team effort in front of an audience.

Prizes:

  • Scholarships for STEM degrees at UCLan Cyprus
  • Amazon coupons
  • Annual Licences for https://proto.io/

Other Incentives:

  • Mentoring & coaching
  • Invaluable feedback from the esteemed judges
  • Have fun and make new tech-loving friends!

Who can join?

To honour the theme of the conference – Drawing New Lines in Science – this year’s hackathon is open for the whole general public, students or non-students, with or without experience in IT.

Anyone over 18, who is attending womENcourage conference and has an interest in technology can attend the hackathon to learn, build and share their creations in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. You don’t have to be a programmer and you certainly don’t have to be majoring in Computer Science to run in this “invention marathon”.

 

Mentors

Maria Terzi
CEO & Co-Founder at Malloc (YC S21)

Maria Terzi

 

Simos Gerasimou
Lecturer In Computer Science at University of York

Simos Gerasimou

 

Theodora Antoniou
Head of IT, Mooblu LTD

Theodora Antoniou

 

Georgia Christodoulidou
Software Engineer, Nullpoint Technologies

Georgia Christodoulidou

 

Nicholas Moudouros
Head Of Training And Development at Emphasys Center

Nicholas Moudouros

 

Ali Najm
Research Associate at CYENS Centre of Excellence

Ali Najm

 

Judges

Antigoni Mios
Operations Manager at Protoio Inc

Antigoni Mios

 

George Malekkos
CEO at Powersoft Computer Solutions Ltd

George Malekkos

 

Elena Strouthos
Co-Founder & CTO at Cocoon Creations

Elena Strouthos