#HackForGood2022, Spain’s biggest hackathon


#HackForGood2022, Spain’s biggest hackathon

ProFuturo, as a partner of #HackForGood2022, participated in the opening ceremony of the eighth edition of the hackathon at the Salamanca headquarters. This call will bring together more than 1,000 young people from 20 to 22 October with the aim of finding technological solutions for social purposes.

Magdalena Brier, CEO of ProFuturo, participated this afternoon in the opening ceremony of HackForGood 2022, the largest hackathon in Spain held at 14 venues across the country. Magdalena was present at the Salamanca headquarters, epicentre of the digital education hackathon #HACK4EDU that will take place next November. The event was hosted by the University of Salamanca and the Pontifical University of Salamanca.

Technology solutions for social purposes

The 8th edition of HackForGood will bring together more than 1,000 young people from 20 to 22 October, who will face a hundred technological challenges for social purposes and work together to create solutions. The prize money amounts to €50,000, including local prizes, for the winners of each venue and the three national winners.

“Bringing together more than 1,000 students in different parts of Spain and coordinating them to work as a team, reflect collectively and develop creative solutions for the same purpose is a real feat. That this purpose is social is a big investment in the future. It helps us to imagine and create a better world, with determination and optimism,” Magdalena said. 

The meeting is organised by the network of Telefónica Chairs (Cátedras Telefónica), the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Make It Possible foundation and LoopUp. It also has the collaboration of, among others, Telefónica Foundation and ProFuturo. This new edition, as part of the “European Year of Youth“, aims to contribute to putting the spotlight on the importance of European youth in building a better, greener, more inclusive and digital future, with the aim of leaving no one behind.

The Telefónica Foundation’s 42 programming campuses will be converted into different hackathon venues during the event. Some 240 students from 42 Madrid, 42 Barcelona and 42 Malaga will participate in this eighth edition and fifty Telefónica Volunteers will give their support during these days full of challenges, technology and solutions for social purposes.

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