Virtual Hackathon – International Day of Peace 2020 – Governance

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Having come across Peace Accelerators, Stanford’s Peace Innovation Lab and Paris Peace Forum in 2018, Talent Hack is committed to help unite and align the international peace movement through open source.

Blockchain for Peace is a global community resource centre for social entrepreneurs, researchers, and impact investors focused on blockchain.

Our Blockchain for Peace hackathon is the opportunity to mobilize collective intelligence in the fields of computer, economics or social sciences around global governance and data transparency issues.

The Challenge:

Use your creativity and skill to devise, strengthen and improve forward-looking approaches to global governance by designing and encouraging free, open source technology to allow the creation and management of decentralized governance models.

The Target:

Global Information Systems’ works across national borders, facilitates communication between headquarters and subsidiaries in other countries, incorporates all the technologies and applications found in a typical information system, stores/manipulates/transmits data across cultural and geographic boundaries.

We are promoting decentralized co-ordination of architecture for data, standardization within departments, ability to communicate these standards to other departments, collaboration systems and technologies that support informal communication and socialization.

Our Calling:

We are looking for experts, engineers, programmers and designers interested in global governance and data transparency to bring a concrete expertise, to challenge their ideas with international experts and to present their prototype in front of a panel of MP’s, industry leaders and potential partners or funders.

How to Enter:

Registration is now open and closes 14th September 2020. To validate your entry please fill out this form and you will receive a welcome email with all the details on what to expect and the resources you need to be ready to go on the day of the event. We will also provide you with a digital marketing pack so that you can promote your team involvement.

Hackathon Rules:

Details of the Hackathon, along with the three challenges will be made available the day before the event to ensure a level playing field for all participants! You will also receive all channel and mentor information in an email 48 hrs before the event. In the mean time we’d love the opportunity to engage with you and get to know you better! Learn more about Talent Hack and get involved with our work through our social channels on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Signing Up:

The event is aimed at engineers, designers, UX experts, data scientists, social media influencers and global governance experts.

Event Details/Agenda:

Start & Finish: The event will begin on 08.00am – 18.00am Monday 21st September 2020.

Kick-Off:  We will host a Virtual Networking Evening to allow participants to find out about one another. This will be followed by a 10-minute Q&A session. Then the team at Talent Hack will kick off with a live online presentation briefly explaining what we’re all about and give you some inspiration for challenges you will work on.

Teams: You will be working in teams of 6-10 people. As mentioned, the aim is to build solutions as teams, so make sure everyone in your team can contribute in a way that allows you to present a complete solution/product at the end of the day.

Suggested Team Roles: Ideation person. Designer. Developer. Domain Expert. Business Expert. Marketing Guru.

Challenge: Choose one of our three challenge that specifically excites team; be creative, innovative and put yourself in the shoes of your target audience to give them the best experience possible!

Presentation: Every team will present the hack they’ve built with a demo (if time allows) the same afternoon in the last hour of the event. The TH team along with their judging panel will ask questions on solutions and products and at the end of the day, decide on the winning team.

Winners: The winning team will have an original idea, that’s both innovative and customer focused, as well as well-executed.

Logistics: All you need is your laptop and lots of enthusiasm!

Prizes: There will be a £3,000 first prize for the best product produced by a team as well as the opportunity to represent the UK at Paris Peace Forum Nov 2020, and a £1000 second prize for the second-placed team. Participants will also get exclusive merchandise like T-shirts. All products will need to be open source and may be progressed later with other vendors by London Blockchain for Peace.

So, join us for the purpose of connecting, networking, empowering each other and having lots of fun along the way. The prize lies in the unique and collaborative experience!

Judging Criteria:

Best Solution Design — Well thought out, detailed, practical, and with a sustainable business model.

Most Social Impact— The team who creates the most impactful solution according to the UN’s SDGs.

Code Bounties — All hackers can win prizes through Gitcoin bounties. Compete to solve code challenges for open-source projects like uPort, the best and fastest are immediately rewarded with ETH. Please set up your Gitcoin account in advance.


Structured like a “Hackathon” London Blockchain for Peace 2020 is a live feed virtual event, bringing together engineers, designers, storytellers, marketers, data scientists, designers, artists, journalists / PR / media people, analytics experts and social media influencers to work on these problems.

Participants will be selected from applications and given full instructions about the event.

For Companies – Why Should You Attend? 

In keeping with the spirit of the time, the demand for professionals with excellent digital skills, industry-relevant aptitude, business-critical soft-skills, and core behavioral competencies such as collaboration, communication, openness to diversity, ethical propensity, and problem solving is at its peak. How, then, to identify, onboard, and retain the perfect talent? 

Watch them in action in a super competitive and collaborative setting! 

Hackathon hits multiple marks at once.  

This innovative setting delivers greater insights to companies that are recruiting regarding the behavioral performance, cultural fitness, and practical skills of candidates in real-time, something that would not be possible in a traditional interview setting.  

Furthermore, the hackathon setup enables organisations to set certain expectations for the talent being examined while ascertaining whether their skills align with the internship/job roles available. 

A number of our existing employees have adopted hackathons as their setup-of-choice for driving recruitment and benefitted massively from the superior talent discovered at our events.  

What’s in it for you?  

  • Crowd-source ideas on product innovation 
  • Create a strong employer brand 
  • Hire fresh talent – all at the same time! 

If you’d like to become a part of this event to scout for new interns/employees or even set up your own challenge within the hackathon, send us an email at ‘’ and we will get back to you promptly with more details. 

Registration charges are as follows: 

Company Registration: £250 + VAT per representative

Setting a challenge: £1500 + VAT per challenge

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18 09 2020 - 20 09 2020


08:00 - 18:00

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 18 09 2020 - 20 09 2020
  • Time: 03:00 - 13:00



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