18-20.06 hackathon on banking and the fight against cyberbullying

18-20.06 hackathon on banking and the fight against cyberbullying

An open hackathon on banking and combating cyberbullying will take place on 18-20, co-organized by PKO Bank Polski, Microsoft and the Polish Future Institute. Stanisław Lem; the total prize pool is 150 thousand. PLN.

As reported by the Lem Institute, the Hack4Lem programming marathon is part of the Lem Year celebrations. The total prize pool for the best teams is 150,000. PLN. The co-organizers of the hackathon are PKO Bank Polski, Microsoft and the Polish Future Institute. Stanisław Lem.

In the online event from June 18-20, participants will be creating solutions in two categories. The first one, "Create a bank of the future" concerns solutions related to blockchain and IoT technologies, intelligent consulting or improving everyday banking for all age groups.

In the second - called "Fight against cyberbullying" - the task of the participants will be to create a technological solution or educational materials that will help in the fight against hate and cyberbullying.

Participation in the event is free and open to everyone: students, programmers, UX designers, project managers, engineers, database experts, analysts and sociologists. The organizers also provide for the possibility of including in the teams people who are directly related to the solution of the tasks, e.g. elderly people or people with disabilities.

According to the organizers, projects participating in the competition may be submitted individually or in teams of up to 6 people. Those of the participants who do not have a team will be able to create a team on the Discord channel. Everyone participating in the hackathon can count on the support of specialists, available throughout the duration of the event. The mentors will not only help technically, but also advise on how to implement the ideas in specific tasks.

After completing both tasks, the jury will select 3 winning teams.

During the hackathon, there will also be lectures and presentations on, inter alia, the works of Stanisław Lem. The whole will be available via live broadcast from the headquarters of PKO Bank Polski in Warsaw's Rotunda. (PAP)