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.