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Hacking the Global Goals

The iamtheCODE SDGs Hackathon is one of the many projects we are developing to directly address the SDGs, empower marginalized communities, and take action.

The iamtheCODE SDGs Hackathon is one of the many projects we are developing to directly address the SDGs, empower marginalized communities, and take action.

The SDGs Hackathons are a code-a-thon where marginalized communities collaborate directly with developers, designers, hackers, students, entrepreneurs and educators to decode the SDGS and develop projects. Participants work on a variety of projects around applications, software, hardware, data visualization and platform solutions. This event gives participants the chance to flex their skills, work with fellow hackers, and learn something new, such as a programming language or API. Mentors are present to guide the attendees on the platform or technology chosen for the event.

An experienced panel of judges will appraise the work developed by young people in this event.

Decoding the Sustainable Development Goals

iamtheCODE SDGs Hackathons are not only about spreading awareness of the SDGs, but helping participants understand the target and indicators in order to design meaningful solutions around them.

All SDGs Hackathons take an approach to localize the goals, targets, and indicators in a frame of reference that makes sense for the participants. In Kakuma, Brazil, Liverpool and other global iamtheCODE sites, girls focus on technology solutions that address an indicator that affects their community. This focus on targets and indicators allows the SDGs to become real and allow them to make meaningful projects that benefit the individual, the community, and the world.

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