Moscow will host a hackathon for charities – WELCOME to 2018


May 11-12, charities and NGOs will develop IT-solutions for overcoming the most pressing social problems. This year the priority digital projects related to the development of territories, the assistance to orphans and people with disabilities. The hackathon participants together with the IT experts will create prototypes of solutions, learn how best to present their projects and how to attract resources for their implementation.

The conference WELCOME will be held in the new format of the hackathon. In two days 25 charitable organizations will be to create prototypes of websites, apps or services to solve urgent social problems. The participants will be experienced managers of IT-projects and developers from the organizers of the hackathon: “MegaFon”, Group and metalloinvest.

The priority will be digital solutions in the following areas:

  • assistance to orphaned children and people with disabilities: overcoming inequality, adaptation and socialization, employment, additional education, and purpose in life;
  • support for mothers and women in difficult life situations;
  • development of territories, development of digital solutions in the field of education, culture, sports and support of the population in these towns;

Experts will help participants to formulate the tasks and problems that can be solved through technology. At the end of the hackathon, each organization will receive a clear plan of action: what is the product she needs to develop, how to do it better and cheaper, what technologies to use, how much time and resources it will take.

The best ideas will receive support by the organizers.

Hackathon WELCOME 2018 will be held in the office of “MegaFon” from 11 to 12 may 2018 at the address: Moscow, Oruzheiny pereulok, 41.