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Hack for Humanity: Brown University’s Second Annual Humanitarian Hackathon

March 2, 2019 - March 3, 2019

Hackathon Lens: Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria

The second annual Humanitarian Hackathon at Brown University will bring together students from across Providence to learn about the most pressing needs in the humanitarian sphere and develop creative ideas for innovative programs or technologies that could help improve the lives of disaster and conflict-affected communities around the world. Students from all disciplines and concentrations are encouraged to participate! *NO CODING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Using the case of Hurricane María as a lens for examining the current and future challenges that hurricanes pose to the United States, we encourage you to pitch ideas that fall within one of the following critical stages of disaster risk reduction and management: 1) Mitigation; 2) Preparedness, Adaptation, and Coordination; 3) Response; or 4) Reconstruction.

Organized By the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative: Improving the effectiveness and accountability of disaster preparedness, humanitarian response, and post-emergency reconstruction through interdisciplinary research and educational programming that fosters collaboration between academics and practitioners both locally and globally.

The Nelson Center is a co-sponsor.



March 2, 2019
March 3, 2019


Stephen Robert Hall
280 Brook Street
Providence, RI United States
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