Data for Good: A Global Hackathon

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Are you an undergraduate or Master’s student of Computer Science, Statistics or Applied Data Science who wants to make a difference? 

Put your creative hat on to solve global challenges using open-source data in UNICC’s first global hackathon in celebration of the organization’s 50th anniversary!

Good data collection and analysis can help every UN Agency to make smart decisions and determine where to direct resources. UNICC’s growing Data Analytics programme, in alignment with the UN Secretary General’s Data Strategy, supports the United Nations family to better deliver on its missions and mandates, working more digitally and more effectively to produce measurable results.

Who can participate

  • Bachelor and Master students of Computer Science, Statistics, and Applied Data Science from universities in Italy, Spain, Switzerland and USA.
  • Individuals and teams up to five people.
  • Each team can only participate in one challenge.

How to register

  • Registration is open until 11:59pm (EST) February 14, 2021. Only one member must register the whole team.


  • Day 1 – Tuesday, 16 February
    • 9:00 – 9:30 Hackathon Challenges presentation
    • 10:00 – 13:00 Group Breakout
  • Day 2 – Wednesday, 17 February
    • 9:00 – 10:30 Group touchbase
  • Day 3 – Thursday, 18 February
    • 9:00 – 10:30 Group touchbase
  • Day 4 – Friday, 19 February
    • 10:00 – 12:00 Demo day. Presentations and awards

Participants and judges don’t need to be in a specific location as the event will be fully virtual (Microsoft Teams-based).
All times EST. 

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