2019-04-05 Presidential Hackathon – International Track

2019-04-05 Presidential Hackathon – International Track


In 2018, Taiwan’s President, Dr. Tsai Ing-Wen,
organized our first “Presidential Hackathon”. In the three months of intense collaboration
across sectors, public servants and civic hackers worked together to deliver social
innovations for the public benefit. Instead of monetary prizes, the award is our
guarantee to implement the proposal of five winning teams within the public service. The impact extends beyond Taiwan — for example,
the “Water Savior” team continued their work in New Zealand. This year, in addition to seeking innovative,
open, collaborative and data-informed solutions from within Taiwan, we’re adding an international
track, inviting civic hackers and organizations around the world to form “data collaboratives”,
in order to solve our development challenges together. The theme of our international track is “Enabling
Sustainable Infrastructure.” We need to design, build and operate fundamental
infrastructures in a sustainable and inclusive way. This means respecting social, economic and
ecological processes, and taking into account cultural and environmental factors. We recommend participants to develop their
solutions from the following perspectives: 1. Strengthen transparency and trust 2. Evaluate and deliver value for money 3. Improve decision support, risk mitigation
and project/asset lifecycle management 4. Promote cross-domain/cross-border partnerships We’re very grateful to work with our Challenge
Sponsors, who will help us to design the challenge, help to call for teams, provide mentorship,
and select finalists. The Open Contracting Partnership is a global
non-profit seeking to improve public contracting outcomes through open data and collaboration. The TM Forum is the global industry association
that drives collaboration and collective problem-solving to maximize the business success of communication
and digital service providers and their ecosystem of suppliers. We are looking for teams — not individuals —
that can offer innovative solution prototypes within the Challenge Scope. The application will start from 1st April
to 24th May. We will select the best few teams and the
shortlist will be announced on June 1. All selected teams will be invited to Taipei
to join the 3-day Hackathon (July 18-20). The finalists will demo their solutions in
the Presidential Office Building as well as be awarded by the President on July 21. Come to Taiwan and show us what’s possible!