Past Meetup

Fishackathon Kuala Lumpur 2018, A Global Sustainability Hackathon

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Calling all coders, designers, tech enthusiasts, business owners, basically everyone! Kuala Lumpur will play host to Fishackathon 2018 ( which is part of an epic partnership between the U.S. Department of State and HackerNest being one of 65+ cities in helping make Earth's waters, fisheries, and economies more sustainable and equitable. Gather round to work alongside passionate technologists, industry experts, and global institutions to take on a global, weekend-long challenge to build solutions, addressing worldwide overfishing and other ills harming global fishers.

There will be prizes up to RM9000 to be won!! Ticket price for Adult is at RM55, whereas Student is at RM20! Furthermore, there is limited special edition goodie bag up for grabs which is worth up to RM 130 - first come first serve basis! You don't have to know coding to join! Anyone is welcome to join and to contribute into this noble cause of solving fishery issues and also to have FUN!!

If you don't have a team, don't worry, we have a slack channel where you can hang out to form your team or you can even form your team that day itself! :)

To register and secure your seat, head over to this link :

Looking forward to see you there!

#Fishackathon #KualalLumpur #HackerNest #Sustainability #Enforcement #Marketplace #PhotobookWorldwide #MaGIC #1337Ventures #Grab #Doof #SmallPotatointheSecretPot #SeekAsia #Experian #PrintzillaHouse #Tranzalliance #VCloudServices

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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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Challenge sets and data sets are all out now, which could be found here :

These are 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!

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Platinum Sponsors:
Photobook Worldwide

Gold Sponsors:
Doof Industries
1337 Ventures

Silver Sponsors:
Printzilla House
土豆的秘密基地 Small Potato in the Secret Pot
Experian Malaysia
VCLOUD Services

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. For more information, go to

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