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Hacking Democracy Hackathon

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Have you ever thought that our #democratic government is outdated, inefficient, not transparent, and not truly democratic? 🏛️🇵🇷 Imagine a government that implements technologies such as Blockchain ⬛️🔗, Open Data 🌎📚, IOT 🌐, and many other technologies that, if implemented correctly, would transform our government into a better one. 🙌 On July 27 it's your turn to develop 👨‍💻👩‍💻 the technologies that our government will be using in the future with the goal of creating a system that is truly by the people for the people in Puerto Rico's first ever 24-hour #HackDemocracy Hackathon along with over $15,000 💰 in prizes! 🇵🇷🌴

The Hacking Democracy Hackathon is a 24-hour event organized by Link Puerto Rico and Startup Societies in Engine4 that will engage anyone, from local developers to entrepreneurs, to create applications for Open Data, E-Government Applications, and Applications for Infrastructure.

The hackathon will be open to any person who wishes to participate such as students, experienced developers, and entrepreneurs. The participants will be divided into teams of maximum five people. Participants will have the freedom to choose between these categories: Open Data, E-Government Application, and Applications for Infrastructure. In addition to monetary prizes for each category, sponsors will give specs to contestants and reward them with job offers if they fulfill the sponsor’s requirements.

The Hackathon will run under the following schedule:

-July 27th, 2018 @ 9:00AM - Registration Open
-July 27th, 2018 @ 11:00AM - Opening
-July 27th, 2018 @ 12:00PM - Lunch and Networking
-July 27th, 2018 @ 1:00PM - Start Hackathon and Team Building
-July 27th, 2018 @ 6:00PM - Dinner
-July 28th, 2018 @ 12:00AM - Midnight Surprise
-July 28th, 2018 @ 8:00AM - Breakfast
-July 28th, 2018 @ 1:00PM - Lunch and Closing
-July 28th, 2018 @ 2:00PM - Demo and Judging
-July 28th, 2018 @ 3:30PM - Prizes and Closing