FOSSASIA Hackathon with UNESCO: Presentations, Awards and Prizes

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Please join us for the presentations of the FOSSASIA Hackathon teams and the awards for the winning teams. Apart from the jury prize there is an audience prize, where you can choose the winner!

Together with the UNESCO and the Singapore community FOSSASIA organizes the hackathon to build awesome apps, games and assistants improving people's lives with Open Technologies. If you are interested to sign up and join teams please register additionally at Entrance for all hack teams and hackathon participation is free.

Other interested attendees can get a free Hall and Special Events pass to join the awards here:


We are specifically interested in applications and games, that tackle questions of indigenous people and their languages and solutions which could be replicated in other countries solving challenges for indigenous populations such as:

* Localization, geolocation, Internationalization and multi-language search features of existing software, e.g. Open Event, Badgeya, Badge Magic or any other FOSSASIA app
* Implementation of new skills in different languages in voice applications and smart speakers
* Solutions, apps or skills to increase cooperation around indigenous languages, e.g. implementing a website bot
* Apps for learning or reading in indigenous languages using chat interfaces
* Implementing translation tools, glossaries, e-dictionaries in a personal assistant
* Solutions for providing greater access to scientific apps in indigenous languages, e.g. for Open Science apps like
* Apps and experiments for promoting scientific knowledge in indigenous languages using different media, images, voice, audio, videos etc., e.g. using
* Games solving questions and challenges related languages, indigenous topics, cultures and science

It is our goal to engage the developer community to develop innovative applications as open source by leveraging open data and knowledge-sharing. With the hackathon we support the dissemination of good practices with regard to indigenous languages and increase access to multilingual information and knowledge.

We are inviting developers, designers, open source contributors, bloggers, journalists and all FOSSASIA community members to be part of the Hackathon. The hackathon is open for all and awesome prizes are waiting for you!

For participants from outside of Singapore we have the possibility to host them in a Singapore hostel. Please apply here:


Friday, March 15, 2019

12.00 Registration Opens
15:00 Opening
15.10 Intro of Background, Rules and Prizes
15:20 Presentation of Ideas, Teams and Team Building Activities
16:00 Begin of Hacking Activities
19.30 Dinner
22:00 Closing of Space

Hackday: Saturday, March 16, 2019

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Hack Activities Continue
13:00 Lunch
13:30 Hacking Continues
15:00 Mentors Ask Me Anything (1 hour)
19.30 Dinner
22:00 Closing of Space

Hackday: Sunday, March 17, 2019

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 13:00 Hack Activities Continue
13:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Hacking Continues
14:00 Submission Form Closes
15:00 - 15:45 Presentation of Outcome
15:45 Judges Withdraw for Consultation
16:15 Award Announcement and Ceremony
17:00 Summit Closing