PygHack, a 48-hour community-driven hackathon, returns this year as an all-virtual event with a goal to bring solutions to issues related to inclusivity and equality.
The hack will take place Sept. 24-26, during the broader PYGMALION festival.
Participants will “aim to tackle problems of inclusivity by coming up with novel solutions that promote equality of opportunity and help include members from marginalized communities.”
While most hackathons are focused on digital solutions, PygHack has a broader vision.
- At PYGHACK, submissions don’t have to technical prototypes built with code (mobile apps or websites).
- However, “we require that you’re able to have a mockup of your solution and a video explaining how it solves the problem you’re trying to address.”All entries will be judged, and prizes will be awarded. Criteria for prizes is live on DevPost.
Registration is now available here. All are welcome.
PYGHACK MENTORS: PygHack is seeking engineers, developers, designers, policymakers, researchers, and community members to register as mentors for the hackathon. As a mentor, you can support teams by helping them identify problems, teaching them new skills, helping them debug code, or supporting them in any way you see fit. There is no time commitment, so feel free to spend as much time as you would like to help teams at the hackathon.
If you are interested in being a mentor, please sign up here.
Research Park is proud to be a presenting sponsor of PygHack 2020.