Zoohackathon Finland

Hack the Zoo!

Or, better still, hack at the zoo. Korkeasaari Zoo and U.S. Embassy in Helsinki are proud to host the first ever Zoohackathon in Finland and in the Nordics.

The Zoohackathon is a computer coding and technology intensive event that brings together developers, designers, project managers, and subject matter experts to create applications, systems, and tools to help reduce demand for trafficked wildlife products. Even if wildlife trafficking does not seem like the most obvious topic to be addressed in Finland, we cannot imagine a place where you would find better technological expertise and innovative, maybe even a bit crazy outside-the-box ideas. Besides, this is not a normal hack. Korkeasaari will provide some inspiring behind the scenes activities for breaks throughout the days and you will be coding right next to brown bears.

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At the Korkeasaari Zoo, Helsinki, Finland

November 9 – 10, 2019

Full schedule of the Zoohackathon weekend

Saturday, November 9

08:30 a.m.

Registration starts, participants arrive at event venue (breakfast)

09:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremony and introductions to the theme by partners (streamed online)

10:30 a.m.

Coding starts

01:00 p.m.

Lunch + behind the scenes refresher

2:30 p.m.

Coding continues
Snacks, coffee and refreshments will be available throughout afternoon and evening.

8:30 p.m.

Coding ends for the day, venue closes

Sunday, November 10

08:30 a.m.

Participants arrive, coding continues (breakfast)

12:30 p.m.

Coding ends, lunch and prepare for demos/presentations

01:30 p.m.

Demos to the panel of judges (approx. 5 mins)

02:30 p.m.

Closing ceremony, announcing the winner