What is Hack the Globe?
Hack the Globe is the first ever hackathon to bring together top young engineers under 30 from over 35 countries with the purpose of creating cutting-edge software in 48 hours. Hack the Globe brings together 100 top coders and web designers for a 48 hour marathon development session, celebrating the potential of technology. It will take place on January 31 – February 2, 2014, in Scandinavia’s Technology hub– Stockholm, Sweden.
Hack the Globe has a highly competitive application process. We hand-pick the lucky 100 who will be funded to come to Stockholm and create unique prototypes, be they mobile tech, new forms of human-tech interaction, platforms for business ideas, or something completely new!
Today, local communities of developers exist all around the world, but although these communities are very close, they are often limited by university or state borders. Hack the Globe’s mission is to deny such boundaries and bring together the greatest minds of these tech communities to build something incredible that transcends the sum of its parts.
Inventing Global Solutions
Hack the Globe aims to build an environment for the symbiotic exchange of ideas, cultural and professional backgrounds, skills and experiences. We believe that only such a melting pot of human thought and potential will truly inspire comprehensive tech solutions to problems around the world. Many young successful startups came to life as a result of the cooperation of people from different cultural backgrounds: Skype was created by a Swede and an Estonian; Google – by a Russian and an American. It is time for every developer to think globally, not locally.
Stockholm - the Hottest Tech Hub of Europe
Scandinavia has produced a number of top-notch startups, and continues to generate innovation in tech with geometric progression. Stockholm has already become home to the hottest tech companies, including Spotify, Tictail, Soundcloud, Skype, and Mojang, the creator of Minecraft. We want to host our global hackathon at the place that has inspired entrepreneurship in these European tech giants in recent years. We beleive Stockholm is on the way to becoming the hottest tech hub in Europe.