On 1-3 June 2018, the second EaP Civil Society Hackathon gathered in Minsk over 70 civil society representatives, IT professionals and designers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to work on software projects that would enable civil society better contribute to reforms and democratic changes in their home countries.
For 3 days the participants worked in hack teams of 3-4 persons on data research, ICT tools design and prototyping with the support of 11 mentors.
Check the videos with the presentations of our key mentors and trainers:
- Unlocking the power of blockchain technologies / Isaac Mao, Creator at Musicoin Project, USA
- Kyiv Participatory Budget: a recipe for success / Serhiy Loboyko, Head of Center for Innovation Development, Co-coordinator of Kyiv Participatory Budget, Ukraine
- Sustainability of hackathon-born projects / Uladzislau Laurychenka, Manager of Education Project at Teplitsa of Social Technologies, Russia
- Data collection, or what you can do if there is no open data available /Alina Radacynskaja, Coordinator at Open Data Belarus, Belarus and Gleb Kanunnikau, Managing Partner at Functional Al, Belarus
- Building a mass-consumption product with open data /Aleksey Ivankin, Co-founder of Opendatabot, Ukraine and Darina Danilenko, Head of Communications at Opendatabot, Ukraine
As a result of this intensive work, 20 project ideas designed by the civil society activists were worked through and turned into the prototypes of IT tools and solutions: web platforms, accountability tools, online and mobile applications. These include a wide range of services for journalists, active citizens and volunteers, people with disabilities and people in difficult situations, drivers and pedestrians, local communities and local authorities.