Girls in Tech run ‘Hacking for Humanity’ event

20th November 2017

This weekend saw volunteers from Gibraltar’s tech scene take part in ‘Hacking for Humanity’ and apply their skills to solving some of the community’s problems.

In a two-day event organised by Girls In Tech Gibraltar, participants were divided into teams and encouraged to collaborate, innovate and use technology to fix issues faced by local non-profit organisations.  At the end of the two-day event, teams presented their solutions back to an expert panel in order to compete for a top prize of £2,000.

Our Vice Chancellor, Professor Daniella Tilbury, was invited to join the judging panel which included members from Gibraltar’s business, tech, media and education sectors. She praised the level of tech talent in Gibraltar and dedication of all involved especially as the event took place over the weekend. The University is delighted to support initiatives that support good causes as well as develop skills and experience.

This year’s winning team was Stewie Griffin who created a new anonymity-friendly Case Management System for Childline Gibraltar. Team Minions came second followed by ‘Team Ed, Edd and Eddie’. Well done to everyone involved!

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