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About the #code4YOUth Hackathon
The code4YOUth hackathon aims to raise awareness of the digital divide and encourage young people to find viable digital solutions to drive innovative and inclusive change.
This virtual hackathon is an exciting opportunity for talented and purpose-driven young people to narrow the gap by creating digital solutions across four key challenges: digital inclusivity, skills, mental health and accessibility. Winners stand a chance to win monetary rewards and share their ideas on a global platform for further incubation.
How does #code4YOUth work?
Participants from across the globe can form a team of up to 5 people or register as an individual contributor. All participants need to identify a relevant theme and create a prototype for their concept under the mentorship of experts who will guide them through trainings and workshops. The top entries will qualify for the finale, where an elite jury will pick the winners.Click here
#code4YOUth Hackathon Challenge Tracks
This track will focus on how can we can continue to develop a digitally inclusive world and progress the subject of e-learning. Possible solutions may include mobile and web applications, AI algorithms and bots, IoT devices, games and/or community platforms.
Skilling for Success
The skilling for success track will focus on how we can narrow the skill gap for competencies that are needed in the post-pandemic world and make sure everyone has an equitable access to necessary trainings required to work in the 21st century.
For this track, we want participants to focus on solutions that support and enhance the user's mental health and provide them with clear next steps. Be sure to check the resources tab for a list of ideas to get started.
For the accessibility track, solutions should be focused on improving accessibility for PWDs (persons with disabilities) which plays a fundamental role in the day-to-day activities like traveling, using a website, operating digital tools, etc.
Live Virtual Finale Event
We are delighted to announce the successful conclusion of the #code4YOUth hackathon. The eight-week hackathon attracted over 5,000 talented youngsters from around the world.
Our esteemed panel of judges brought their expertise and discerning eyes to evaluate the innovative solutions presented around four challenge tracks: digital inclusion, mental health, skilling for success and digital accessibility for persons with disabilities.
Among the winning ideas that were recognized and rewarded at the virtual grand finale on May 30 were a digital solution that enabled enhanced classroom connectivity and collaboration, an accessible gaming experience driven by voice commands and a personalized mental wellbeing portal.
Executive Vice President,
and CEO of Zone LATAM,
Nestlé, Chair of Global
Alliance for YOUth
Country Managing Director
Publicis Sapient France
Chief Growth Officer, Europe and Africa,
Diversified Industries, HCLTech
Winners of the #code4YOUth hackathon
- Aakash Shrivastava
- Shruti Gupta
- Santhosh Kumar Dhanasekaran
- Soyam Prabha Mallick
- Nitin Mishra
- Srusti Prusty
- Anil Kumar Behera
- Komal Singh
- Vansh Narang
- Rajvinder Kaur
- Saurav Kumar
- Ajay Kumar
- Mrudhula Katta
- Axel Ország-Krisz Dr.
- Richárd Ádám Dr. Vécsey
- Adrien C
- Jonathan Edwin
Advisory and Judging Panel
Director of Technology,
NIQ, Pune, India
Director of Technology,
NIQ, Chennai India
Group Head Analytics
Integration · Nestlé
Regional Lead INDIA
BASES Global Product
Social Development Specialist
at The World Bank
Lead – Health Vertical, HCL Foundation,
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