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Transport of people, goods and information

Do you want to lower your carbon footprint?

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Save the world - One hack a time. In this virtual hackathon you address the challenge of sustainable resource management. Code a chatbot in programing language Scratch that can help or teach the user to sustainable usage of Earth & man-made resources or goods.

VIRTUAL Hackathon for Good AI

Join our virtual DigiEduHack to solve real challenges and combine fostering of digital skills with a reflection on the sustainability issues of the modern world. Pupils can showcase their creative problem solving, build skills such as collaboration and perseverance, and reflect on the interaction between technology and people on a European and global scale. The best teams can win €5000 in a global award contest and are eligible for the organizer´s award fund of 500 EUR.

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How to prepare for the challenge?

1. Bring together a team. Each team is limited a minimum of 2 people and maximum of 15 people. Remember: Interdisciplinarity is the key to innovation. 2. Explore the Scratch platform. Check out the Scratch projects of others, and use the time before the challenge is announced to get to know the programing language. 3. Register for the Hackathon before 3.10.2019. 4. Get to know more about the issues related to sustainable transport of people, and goods.

Why is it important to find a solution to this challenge?

Sustainable transport is recognized as one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. But how aware are we of the environmental impact of that transportation - people, goods and information? Sustainable transportation, however, is a big idea to grasp— Thankfully you will develop a few simple ways you can teach your family about the importance of choosing sustainable options to make it easier to understand.

What is the expected outcome of this challenge?

A good solution to the challenge will not only be functional code. A good solution will also demonstrate the background research on the topic which the participants of the hackathon had to go through in order to provide a product which conveys educational content able to address the sustainability issues of the challenges.

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