MARCH 31 | 19:00-22:00
APRIL 1 | 8:00 - 22:00
KÖTHENER STR. 4, 10963 BERLIN
5 UNICORN TEAMS
About the hackathon
Hosted by Erasys (the company behind PlanetRomeo)
Organised by UNICORNS IN TECH (The Global LGBTI Tech community)
Do you care strongly about a specific challenge that LGBTI communities face? Parental rights, finding a partner, equal marriage, discrimination, hate crimes? Do you have any ideas how to solve those challenges using technology?
Disrupt the tech industry and fill it up with unicorny innovations at the first LGBTI Hackathon in Germany! Create your own hackathon group or join other groups and make our world a little bit better. Erasys and UNICORNS IN TECH will NOT have any ownership over your idea. Instead, we will promote your project and connect you with potential funders or investors.
This hackathon is a great mutual learning experience: you will get experience from your groups’ comrades and mentors and you will learn by doing in a fun atmosphere with smart people like yourself.
7:00 pm – Food/drinks, mingling
7:30 pm – Welcome talk by UNICORNS IN TECH and Erasys: hackathon procedure and rules, Q&A
8:00 pm – Short group presentations, joining the groups
8:30 pm – Group meetings
9:30 pm – Socialising
8:00 am – Hacking Day starts
8:30 am – Breakfast is served
2:00 pm – Lunch
7:00 pm – Presentations and vote for finalists
8:00 pm – Dinner
9:00 pm – Drinks/snacks, mingling
We are looking for all geek and creative types. You do not have to be a programmer to participate. We welcome applications from anyone. Please, apply here until March 26.
We will send out invitations after a careful review by UNICORNS IN TECH and Erasys. People, who need to travel to Berlin, will get their invitations earlier, so you can plan your trip.
The participation is free, but there is no budget for travel or accommodation costs. There will be, however, tons of drinks and food throughout the day and perks like special free tickets for #UNIT 2017 (The Global LGBTI Tech & Science Conference), free Plus membership at PlanetRomeo, trophies and more prizes. Most important: You will be a part of the FIRST LGBT hackathon in Germany 🙂
The roots of erasys GmbH stretch back to 2002. Our history is closely interwoven to the successful gay dating portal PlanetRomeo.com. We build web and native apps that allow 1.8 million gay men to connect with each other daily. Join Erasys team:
About UNICORNS IN TECH
UNICORNS IN TECH is the global tech community for LGBTI and straight allies. It is the ideal place for everyone who feels at home in the tech world, whether they are an industry professional or a more casual enthusiast. On a monthly basis, we organize get-together events for our community and annual #UNIT | The Global Queer Tech & Science Conference.
These events are hosted by proud companies. Since we founded UNICORNS IN TECH in October 2014 we’ve built a community of over 2000+ UNICORN IN TECH members (as of January 2017).
Become a partner
We are also looking for media partners and co-sponsors! For any questions/comments, please, write to hello /at/ unicornsintech /dot/ com