Maldives has taken a significant step towards harnessing digital technology to combat the effects of climate change. In an exciting development, the largest hackathon ever hosted in the Maldives, aptly named "The Maldives Ocean Hackathon," has been officially launched and is now open for participation.
This innovative event has been initiated as part of the 'Digital Maldives for Adaptation, Decentralization, and Diversification' project, overseen by the Ministry of Climate Change and Technology and generously funded by the World Bank. The hackathon is set to provide a platform for digital enthusiasts and problem-solvers to come together and tackle pressing environmental challenges.
A hackathon, for those unfamiliar with the concept, is an intense, time-bound event where teams of individuals collaborate to develop innovative solutions to specific problems. In this case, "The Maldives Ocean Hackathon" will be no exception, challenging participants to harness their collective creativity and technological prowess to address climate change-related issues facing the Maldives.
One of the standout features of this hackathon is the enticing prize of USD 10,000, serving as both a motivator and a recognition of the vital role these digital solutions can play in safeguarding the Maldivian environment. The competition will run continuously for 48 hours, during which teams of three to five members will collaborate to design and create their solutions. However, there's a catch - only 10 teams will have the opportunity to participate, adding an extra layer of competition and urgency to the event.
'The Maldives Ocean Hackathon' is scheduled to take place from October 15 to 17, with registration remaining open until the end of September. Aspiring participants eager to contribute their skills and ideas to this important cause can easily register through the 'Ocean Hack' website.