Fishackathon 2018, A Global Sustainability Hackathon

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CONNECT: The Fishackathon community connects on the HackerNest Slack ( leading up to and during the event. It's easy. Get your invite here (, then join the #fh04mentor and #yourcityname (e.g. #toronto or #singapore) channels to chat up mentors and participants, make some new friends, and win at life.
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><> Fishackathon is part of an epic partnership between the U.S. Department of State and HackerNest in dozens of cities around the world that seeks to make Earth's waters, aquaculture, and fisheries more sustainable and equitable.

██ SPONSOR FISHACKATHON » This is a rare and unique opportunity to support a great cause on a global, regional, or local level! Please email [masked] for more info.

██ CHALLENGE SETS » Our work-in-progress challenges (listed here: are real-world problems sourced from industry and government: solve them and you'll help millions. They are guidelines; participants may work on any project that fits one of our 3 themes:

»» Sustainability: Overfishing, pollution, and other hazards threaten the extinction of marine species and throw off our ecological balance. »» Enforcement: Agencies often lack resources to effectively enforce regulations. This results in environmental damage and significant inequity. »» Marketplace: Poor data access puts small players at a disadvantage and hinders firms from making smart, socially responsible decisions.

Please go to the Fishackathon event listing for more details on demos, judging, global prizing, and more!

ABOUT: HackerNest is the Managing Partner for Fishackathon, a global hackathon series launched in 2014 by the U.S. Department of State, the federal executive department of the United States that advises the president and leads the country in foreign policy issues.

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