Fishackathon 2016

The deadline to sign up is 18:00 on April 20, 2016.Fishackathon

The U.S Embassy in Tbilisi is pleased to announce Fishackathon 2016.  The program will take place from April 22 to April 24, 2016, in Batumi, Georgia.

Fishackathon was established to congregate brilliant minds for the purpose of developing usable technology solutions to address the problem of worldwide overfishing. Fishackathon 2016 is taking place on Earth Day Weekend (April 22-24) in over 40 cities around the world. Fishackathon will bring together computer programmers who will #codeforfish, find innovative ways to collect and analyze data, and find solutions to our world’s fisheries and oceans issues.

Participants should have coding skills, a strong interest in the environment, English language skills, and an interest in spending a weekend working around the clock to create a technology solution to solve ocean issues.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be over 18 years of age as of April 22, 2016.
  • Applicants must be highly proficient in English (final pitch to the judging panel must be delivered English).
  • Applicants must supply their own hardware.
  • Applicants must agree to the following terms: Any and all works created during the Fishackathon are developed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License legal code.
  • The U.S. Government reserves the right to develop any of the applications that are created through the contest Fishackathon. By agreeing to participate in this event, the contestants who have created the open source application(s) waive any future claims against the Government for compensation.

Event Details:

  • Location: American Corner Batumi – Batumi State Library – #21 Vazha Pshavela Street, Batumi, Georgia
  • Start: 20:00 – April 22, 2016
  • End (apps submitted to judging panel): 14:00 – April 24, 2016
  • Judging: 14:00 – 16:00

To register or find further information, please visit: http://www.fishackathon.co/batumi/

If you have questions, please contact:

Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi

Email: TbilisiCultural@state.gov