Tävlande under Hack for Sweden 2017. Foto: Hack for Sweden, Stefan Lundaahl

Norrsken House, Stockholm

Hack for Sweden 13-15 April 2018

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Hack for Sweden logo 2018

Hack for Sweden is a competition and a unique collaboration among over 30 government agencies and organisations, including SLU. The challenge for the participants is to use open government data to solve the announced challenges in 48 hours. The registration is now open.

The target groups for Hack for Sweden are students, developers, data journalists, innovators, and entrepreneurs. The purpose of Hack for Sweden is to stimulate and increase the use of open data from all organizers and partners.

The challenges for the participants of Hack for Sweden 2018 will be announced at hackforsweden.se.

A jury will select the winners and the coveted price Hack for Sweden Award is given to the team or the participant who best combines data in a creative way and produces the best and most innovative solution or concept that demonstrates the benefits of open government data. Prices will also be awarded in other categories that will be announced at hackforsweden.se.

To participate in the Hack for Sweden 2018 you have to register yourself or a team of up to 8 people. If you or your team have a long way to travel, it is possible to apply for grants to cover the expenses of the trip.

The registration is open until the 28th of March. There will be several of different categories to compete in and several different challenges to solve, your main tool will be open data.

Time: 2018-04-13 - 2018-04-15
City: Stockholm
Location: Norrsken House
Organiser: 30 government agencies and organisations, including SLU
Additional info:

Read more about Hack for Sweden and register at hackforsweden.se.

Several representatives from SLU will support the teams regarding our open data. Find and read more about open data from SLU (in Swedish).

The 15th of March SLU and Skogsstyrelsen gave a joint webinar on  forestry data and present a few challenges. Read more about the webinar here (in Swedish).

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