Garage48 and Startup Estonia together with the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Tartu invite you to join us digitally on the 23rd to 25th of October for the Cyber Security Online Hackathon 2020!
Being one of the most digitally developed countries in the world and the most advanced cybersecurity country in Europe, Estonia has emerged as a true leader in the field, mastering the expertise in the research, development, and management of cybersecurity solutions.
Our real-life and digital life overlap - and this can be felt both at the national level and in our personal lives. On a daily basis, our governmental organizations and startups set up new information systems and digital services, run and host high scale cyber projects, and fight cybercrime. Information warfare affects every single one of us and is one of the biggest challenges democracies face today. Trusted and truthful information is the blood flow of democracy as informed citizens' decisions depend on it. At the same time, adversarial nations and organizations conduct disinformation campaigns and information operations to influence the information and decisions citizens take. Cyber hygiene is seen as the cornerstone of cybersecurity and is being taught even to our grandparents. With the constant rise of different social media platforms, cyberbullying has increased over the years and every year more and more children and young people report about being cyberbullied. 98% of Estonians possess an ID card and use it regularly to securely identify themselves and utilize e-services.
The main aim of the Cyber Security Online Hackathon 2020 is to showcase and strengthen the Estonian image as a strong, bold, and connected cybersecurity country. With this online hackathon, we want to grow, nourish, and expand the cybersecurity community and contribute to the formation of new cybersecurity startups here in Estonia.
Help us to achieve that and join us for this online development event wherein 48 hours working prototypes will be developed through intense brainstorming and with the support of top-notch mentors and experts. Only ready-made teams with an idea will be eligible for the hackathon.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Front-end and back-end developers and system engineers;
UX/UI designers and product designers;
Data specialists, data protection professionals;
Cybersecurity experts and enthusiasts;
Business developers and visionaries;
Project managers and team leads.
The pipeline of the activities is divided into the following timeline:
- 19 August - 15 September - Registration
- 15 September - 4 October - Idea submission
- 5 October - Announcing the ideas that made it to the online hackathon
- 6 October - 18 October - Team formation and matchmaking
- 19 October - Announcing the teams that made it to the online hackathon
- 23 - 25 October - Online hackathon
Our society is blessed with an abundance of creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. We can use the best of this to maintain and create a sustainable and resilient future for the cybersecurity industry. If we take action together, we can do what is needed.