Hackathon is a word that results from the combination of the English words "hack" and "marathon".
It is an event, lasting a few days, that brings together entrepreneurial and visionary people that are passionate about technology, innovation and sustainability. The event will be a programming, prototyping and collaboration marathon. Teams are assembled with programmers, designers, engineers and other professionals to develop solutions for a specific purpose or innovative and usable projects. In addition to the experience of participating in a collaborative and networking project, participants can also compete for prizes and have their projects developed. The hackathon marathons are a great opportunity to value talented people and create innovative proposals. It has become an open innovation dynamic increasingly used by companies and applied in several areas of knowledge.
This year we will hold pre-Hackathon events which will take place throughout the year, called Hackdays, to be held in some cities in Ceará.
It is an 8 hour-long event aiming to disseminate the culture of innovation, thereby seeking solutions to real problems in the cities hosting it and leaving a positive legacy for the city at the conclusion of SENDI 2018. Starting from a previous contact with the region’s community, challenges will be created in team sustainability. The teams will be composed of programmers, designers, engineers and other professionals who will develop innovative and executable solutions. These solutions will be the cities’ legacy. In addition to the experience of participating in a collaborative and networking project, participants can also compete for prizes and have their projects developed.