Hackathon: Connect 35K people in Cuba to the web

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Mar 11

Hackathon: Connect 35K people in Cuba to the web

March 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - March 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm UTC-5

Join us as we change the lives of 37,000+ Cubans. Learn a new, exciting development skill, make your favorite website available to browsing over email and share it with those who never have experienced the web before.
This event is beginner friendly for those who are just learning to code. All skill levels are welcome, as we will have skilled mentors in place to help you all along the way.  Do not miss this great learning experience!
Our goal is to build applications that expand the access to internet in Cuba, provide unbiased sources of information and improve the life of thousand of people in the island. You pick what part of the web you wish to integrate into our platform, and make available to people in Cuba without direct web access, and then make it happen!
Take pride in being able to say that you were the person that gave Cuba access to facebook, reddit, cnn, espn, or any website of your choice.  Imagine being able to list that on your resume!  We are doing BIG things this weekend, and you are invited!  Plus, the best ideas and implementation get to win cash prizes!  First place wins $500 USD, Second place wins $300 USD and third place wins $250 USD. Sign up today before seats are all sold out.  Limited seating available.
In Cuba, only 400K people can visit the Web unrestricted, whereas 2,600,000 can only send and receive emails without access to the web. We are a non-profit organization, and we built a platform to access the web via email that is currently offering internet over email to more than 37K people in Cuba. Among our most notable services that we provide are wikipedia, medical library, weather forecast, social network, news, craigslist, translation, games and online dating.
We are calling you to implement your favorite piece of the internet for Cuba, by building applications that run over email using our awesome API. We will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner to all the participants while the event last, as well as the opportunity hangout with the “creme de la creme” of Cuban entrepreneurs in Miami, recruiters and business leaders.
You will have the opportunity to use our simple but powerful platform to provide free internet in Cuba, contribute to create an international impact and use your skills to improve the life of thousands of Cubans who never have experienced the internet before. Plus, you will be taking part in an event along side software developers in Cuba who are also participating!  You will change the world with us, have tons of fun and expand your network, all at the same time!
The only question left to ask is… Are you up to this challenge?

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Start:
March 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm UTC-5
End:
March 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm UTC-5
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heycuba-hackathon-tickets-21024428632

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