Are you a not for profit? Join Hacking for Humanity, a hackathon run by Girls in Tech Romania. In June, teams of hackers, females and males, will invent, create, problem-solve and prototype, and your organisation can be a part of it. Bring your problems, bring your team and let’s drive innovation in your charity.
Are you a developer, product manager, designer, UXer, sales or marketing professional? Be a part of Hacking For Humanity! Teams of hackers, females and males, will invent, create, problem-solve and prototype for 2 days in June. You’ll be given problems and form teams – bring your gang and help drive innovation in charities.
WHO CAN JOIN?
This hack is for Romania’s best and brightest developers, product managers, designers, UXers, sales and marketing professionals who want to help charities and NGOs drive innovation in their cause.
COOL! WHEN IS IT?
Friday, June 22
18:30 – 22:00 PRE-HACK
Saturday, June 23
09:00 – 21:00 HACK DAY 1
Sunday, June 24
09:00 – 18:00 HACK DAY 2
OH, AND WHERE?
6A Dimitrie Pompeiu Bd.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
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PRIZES & WINNERS
This application is the vision for the next 10 years (2018-2028) for lucrurigratis.ro NGO. The team rethought the design and experience using Material Design principles, Tinder-like interface and Augmented Reality features. It provides a platform to give free products to people that need. The selection is done by registering the interest to get a free product, followed by a comprehensive review of all the applicants by the ‘seller’. Moreover, the Augmented Reality feature provides in-browser experience to display the items in real world.
During the hackathon the team developed for the NGO both a completely manageable, WordPress based, presentation website and an interactive web & mobile application – an educative game for autistic children to assist parents and teachers in learning how to write and communicate, complete with a backend to dynamically add new words into the app.
The solution the team worked on focused on how to save as many people before, during and after an earthquake. Finding out that the NGO plans on working with drones in the near future, the team created a project in which drones send images and details (GPS, movies, etc) to the application, where the data is analysed against the before earthquake data. During and after an earthquake, each person which uses the app gets it’s location saved and a pin on the map is added for it. Lastly, but not least, a new website was created for the NGO.
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FRIDAY, JUNE 22
19:00 Welcome & Overview
19:10 Presentation: Modex
19:20 Presentation: EA
19:30 Presentation: Betfair
19:40 NGO: Lucruri Gratis
19:50 NGO: Family Hope Autism
20:00 NGO: Re:Rise
20:10 Teams – NGOs Matching
20:30 Dinner & Networking
SATURDAY, JUNE 23
HACK DAY 1
08:30 Registration & Breakfast
09:30 Welcome & Overview
09:40 Hack Day 1 Begins
10:00 Keynote Presentation: Modex
10:30 Mentoring Sessions Begins
11:30 Coffee Break
12:00 Mentoring Sessions Continue
13:30 Lunch Break
14:30 Mentoring Sessions Continue
16:30 Coffee Break
17:00 Mentoring Sessions Continue
19:30 Dinner Break
20:30 Energising Yoga Session
21:10 Hack Day 1 Continues
24:00 Midnight Snack
01:00 Hack Day 1 Continues
SUNDAY, JUNE 24
HACK DAY 2
08:30 Breakfast & Registration
09:30 Welcome & Overview
09:40 Energising Yoga Session
10:30 Hack Day 2 Begins
10:30 Mentoring Sessions Begin
11:30 Coffee Break
12:00 Mentoring Sessions Continue
13:30 Hack Day 2 Ends
13:30 Lunch Break
14:30 Teams Pitching
16:30 Cocktail & Networking
17:00 Teams Awards
18:00 Hackathon Ends
EXPERTS – PEOPLE YOU’LL WANT TO CONNECT WITH
Head of Product
Florin is a blockchain enthusiast, product developer and experienced tech entrepreneur with a background in product development for the consumer tech industry. He is passionate about building products that make peoples’ lives better. That’s why at Modex, it’s his job to make sure that the end users have easy access to the blockchain. LinkedIn
Expertise: blockchain, product development
Acting as deputy general manager, Diana is helping Adobe’s Bucharest Site General Manager to plan, develop, implement and oversee company operations, initiatives and projects. Her position includes operations management, budgeting responsibilities, managing the local operations team and providing first line people management. LinkedIn
Expertise: Management, Human Resources, Team Leadership
Sr. Program Manager
Dianina has more than 10 years of experience in managing software projects across a wide range of domains, focusing lately on SaaS and Cloud. She was part of the team that organised the User Experience Conference in Bucharest (the 2015, and 2017 editions), doing pro bono work for ARUX (Asociatia Romana de User Experience). One of her hobbies is Improv Theatre: she performs with her friends from ImproVICE group. LinkedIn
Expertise: Agile Methodologies, Scrum, Web Applications, Software Development, Mobile Applications
TL;DR: 1. Programmer by vocation 2. Teacher by heart 1+2 = 3 => Technical leader
My name is Andrei Ignat and I have 17 years programming experience. I have started from VB3, passed via plain old ASP, former C# Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, actual https://forums.asp.net moderator. Before that I was a teacher. LinkedIn
Andreea is a Project Manager at Electronic Arts, responsible with Automated Testing of different titles, both on consoles and mobile devices. She has more than 8 years’ experience in project management, in different domains and methodologies, actively using Scrum methodology within EA projects. She graduated Computer Science at Polytechnics University of Bucharest, followed by Project Management Master in University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis, France. Her current position in EA includes managing the automation tools development that are used in the automated testing processes, business analysis, processes improvements and proudly leading a highly skilled and dedicated development team. LinkedIn
Expertise: Software Project Management, Agile Methodologies, Business Analysis, Quality Assurance
Serban Rojancovschi is a Quality Assurance Manager for Electronic Arts and has more than 15 years of technical and management experience in information technology and quality roles, supporting application development and validation for companies like Alcatel-Lucent, Oracle, Rakuten, Deutsche Bank and Luxoft, before joining EA in April 2017.
Serban started his IT career as a Linux System Administrator and keeps a keen interest in Open Source technologies, agile methodologies and Test Automation, having led both manual and automation Testing Teams. LinkedIn
Expertise: SQuality Assurance, Agile Methodologies, SQL, Strategic Planning, Databases
Stefan is passionate about games, gadgets and beautiful UI. He has a strong background in Interface Design and UX with experience in both mobile and PC gaming, software development and marketing. Stefan has worked in the past on Need For Speed and is now part of the FIFA interface design team, working on FIFA Ultimate Team. LinkedIn
Expertise: User Interface, User Experience, Usability, Marketing
Robert is a software engineer with experience in multiple areas such as video game development, web applications, and distributed systems. Part of the Code for Romania organization, he actively contributes to solving civic problems with the help of technology. When he’s not doing that, you can probably find him at his Electronic Arts day job, building FIFA and other AAA games. He loves open source software and most probably wants to help you build and maintain yours.
Expertise: Python, C++, Go, MongoDB, NodeJS, microservices, AWS, computer graphics, data visualization
Strategic Business Analyst
BETFAIR ROMANIAN DEVELOPMENT
Andreea is passionate about business analysis since faculty. She has 11+ years’ experience in product and strategy analysis for different business domains and within various methodologies. She works as a Strategic Business Analyst, but she delivers also business analysis trainings and talks and is involved in different NGO projects for kids. LinkedIn
Expertise: Business Analysis, Team Management, Software Project Management, Business Process, Agile Methodologies
One that cannot hear a problem without trying to find a solution, from life to IT. Alex works in IT for more than 10 years and was involved in projects ranging from system integration, BPM implementations to IoT and Cloud. LinkedIn
Expertise: IT Architecture, Integration, Micro-services, Containers, Cloud, Network, Linux, Windows
Alina is a PHP Developer at Gameloft responsible with developing new features for existing projects, database and project design for new projects based on specifications and maintenance and support for existing features. LinkedIn
Expertise: Web Design, PHP, MySQL, Front-End, jQuery, HTML5
Advanced Support Engineer
Cornel is an Advanced Support Engineer (Database) in the department of Advanced Customer Support (ACS) and until recently he was in the ACS Inside Sales for Portugal. LinkedIn
Financial Software Developer
Been at Bloomberg for 5 years as a software engineer specializing in derivatives pricing, and pricing infrastructure. Worked on a variety of projects from front end client facing UIs to back-end low level infrastructure. LinkedIn
Expertise: System design, infrastructure, microservices, and derivatives pricing.
Marius George Ciubotariu
Worked for Bloomberg for the past 4 years, initially facing clients daily and having sales exposure, but later moved to engineering. Good understanding and knowledge of the financial markets applied to engineering and specifically derivatives contracts. LinkedIn
Expertise: Modelling financial derivatives contracts in c++, working with real time systems, messaging queues and microservices.
Co-founder & Vice President
SMART EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE
Tudor was Counselor in the Prime-Minister’s Chancellery and part of the team that organised, implemented and coordinated the GovITHub program within the Chancellery. He graduated York University in Toronto (Canada) and received his M.Sc. at Umea University in Sweden. Tudor is a social entrepreneur, with a broad experience in organisational development and nation-building processes. LinkedIn
Expertise: NGOs, Public Policies, Social Entrepreneurship
Co-Founder & Digital Project Manager
Auras is an experienced Project Manager and Digital Marketer, now focusing on Digital Education as a Co-founder of Mobile Academy, a training & consultancy startup. LinkedIn
Expertise: Digital Marketing, Project Management, Mobile Growth, Web Development, Social Media Strategy
Co-Founder & Chief Operations Manager
CODE FOR ROMANIA
Holding a background in communications and customer and user experience design, since 2016, Olivia is dedicating her entire time to managing the delivery flow for all Code for Romania projects. She is passionate about how technology can shape and improve our day to day lives and she is always willing to help in any way she can in building great digital tools for our society. Having a strong focus on usability and learning, her work focuses on user research, analysis and functionality. LinkedIn
Expertise: User Experience, Usability, Digital Marketing, Copywriting
Co-Founder & Technology Officer
CODE FOR ROMANIA
One of the co-founders of Code for Romania, Bogdan is currently one of the Technology Officers who helps with coordinating the project teams and in delivering the civic apps the organisation’s volunteers are working on. Having over 10 years of experience in .NET, flavoring from version 2.0 in a POS Windows application, to multi-tenant Azure enterprise solutions, Bogdan is also a Technical Team Lead for a technology company whenever he is not managing the coding teams in the bi