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ZOOHACKATHON 2019

PARTICIPATE TO HELP FIND TECH-SOLUTIONS TO CURB WILDLIFE CRIME

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ZOOHACKATHON 2019:

PARTICIPATE to help find TECH-SOLUTIONS to CURB WILDLIFE CRIME
Visit ZOOHACKATHON official website here.

What:

Kolkata Zoohackathon 2019

New Delhi Zoohackathon 2019

Where:

Williamson Magor Hall
The Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCC&I), Royal Exchange
6, Netaji Subhas Road
Kolkata - 700001

Godrej Auditorium,
WWF-India Secretariat,
172-B, Lodi Estate,
New Delhi- 110003

When:

9-10 November 2019

16-17 November 2019

To register send an email to:

Kolkata.zoohackathon@gmail.com
Subject Line: Registration for Kolkata Zoohackathon – (Team Name) 

In the body of the email include the following information about the team members and also provide a team name:


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Delhi.zoohackathon@gmail.com
Subject Line: Registration for Delhi Zoohackathon – (Team Name) 

In the body of the email include the following information about the team members and also provide a team name:


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Registration closes on: 7 November 2019 13 November 2019

ABOUT ZOOHACKATHON:

Zoohackathon is a challenge to find technology driven solutions for fighting wildlife crime and is being organised by the U.S. Embassy, TRAFFIC, WWF-India and The Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCC&I) in Kolkata on 9-10 November 2019 and by U.S. Embassy, TRAFFIC and WWF-India in New Delhi on 16-17 November 2019.  

The idea of a Zoohackathon is to bring together coders, wildlife enthusiasts, and designers in different cities around the world to spend a weekend developing technology-focused solutions to address illegal wildlife trade. The first Zoohackathon in 2016 took place in London, Sydney, Washington DC, San Diego, and Seattle.  India’s first Zoohackathon was held at the WWF-India Secretariat in New Delhi on 7–8 October 2017, and was organized by U.S. Embassy, MoEF&CC, TRAFFIC and WWF-India. It will be third time that Zoohackathon will be organised in New Delhi this year.

Illicit wildlife trade is an ever-evolving global crime that is increasingly getting more sophisticated and organised. Considered to be high profit and low risk, it is attracting organised criminals, who in turn pose a threat to national and global security, besides endangering the future of our wildlife. In light of this, Zoohackathon was conceptualised and organised to challenge participants to develop solutions that will help stop wildlife trafficking.

The U.S. Department of State will provide the problem statements, which would have been solicited from wildlife experts worldwide, to all 2019 host sites.  The participants will have all weekend to create a solution, which can take any form, including websites, mobile apps, and software.  At the end of the hackathon participants will present their work to an expert panel of judges who will designate a local winner for the worldwide prize.

The problem statements will be announced to the participants a week in advance and the participants will be required to come to the venue on the day of the challenge and develop solutions.   At the end of the 2nd day of the challenge, each team will present their work and an expert panel of judges will nominate a winner.  The winning team will get a prize and their work will compete for the global competition. The participants will also get a chance to attend talks by wildlife and communication experts, in addition to some fun activities during the course of the Zoohackathon.

IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE:

1. Participants must bring their own laptops and are welcome to use their personal internet dongle, as well.
2. We welcome participation from all. Teams with a relative gender balance will be given preference.
3. Each team could include between 3-6 members

The following will be provided to the participants:

1. Safe, comfortable, supervised, and Wi-Fi-enabled space.
2. A wildlife mentor and coding mentor will be available at the venue to answer questions.
3. Lunch, tea/coffee

For any queries, please call Dilpreet B. Chhabra, TRAFFIC India at 011-41504786/43526290 or email her at dilpreet.chhabra@traffic.org

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