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Hack for social benefit with NatWest, TechFugees, IBM and FriendlyFires

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SapientRazorfish - London Eden House

8 Spital Square

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Join us and our hosts, Sapient Razorfish, at the GCC hack for social benefit which will take place Friday 26th - Sunday 28th of January at Sapient Razorfish offices in the city.

Like to get involved? Start thinking about how we can create a more inclusive social environment for refugee women and children to thrive in ahead of kick-off.

Everyone is welcome, so bring along your male allies and colleagues - this event is not just for girls! We are looking for hackers, entrepreneurs and designers to support the needs of TechFugees, who will be providing the brief for the event.

If you don’t already know about TechFugees, they exist to coordinate the international tech community’s response to the needs of refugees, to empower the displaced with technology.

We're also working with FriendlyFires, who are advising us now, and on the day (!) to help us assess the impact of business on society.

What can you expect?

We will have two streams - one for university students and one for advanced hackers in industry.

Not only will you have the opportunity to sharpen your tech-skills, but you will also have the opportunity to:

  1. Sharpen and grow your tech skills, all the while working towards a spec provided by a charity based on the real-world requirements and needs of refugees
  2. Harness IBM’s own AI (Watson)
  3. Get hands-on coaching from recognised distinguished engineers in the field of software development at NatWest and IBM
  4. For fledgling entrepreneurs; hands-on support for your idea from the inspirational team at TechFugees

Schedule

Friday from 6-9PM: Introduction & speeches

Saturday 9AM-6PM: Build time for devs, mentoring sessions for those pitching tomorrow and speeches

Sunday 9AM-5PM: Final pitches & judging

Prizes

In addition to the traditional prizes for the winning teams, the lucky few will also have the opportunity to get coaching from RBS’ own accelerator partnership, Entrepreneurial Spark.

University teams attending the competition will have their own stream with prizes to be revealed in the new year!

~ GCC team at NatWest Markets


#GCCHack #NatWestMarkets #TechFugees #IBMWatson


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