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VHacks is a 3-day event, at the Vatican in the middle of Rome, bringing together 120 students from around the world to “use technological innovation to overcome social barriers and embrace common values.” Student teams will have 3 days to develop a prototype application, device, and/or social initiative.
Winning teams will receive prizes and an opportunity to move their project forward in cooperation with hackathon partners and sponsors, which include Google, Microsoft, the Vatican Secretariat for Communications, and the Pontifical Council for Culture.
Participating Georgetown students will have all expenses paid for the trip to Rome, leaving March 6th and returning March 12th (making this a great alternative Spring Break!).
In advance of the trip, the Georgetown team will participate in prep sessions, including speaker events on relevant topics, team building exercises, and training in rapid prototyping, lean design, and pitch presentation.
If you are interested in participating:
Apply at the official VHacks.org website, here: https://vhacks.org/. (Note: While there are three “Themes” for this event, Georgetown applicants are encouraged to apply under the “Refugees and Migrants” theme.)