2018 Fishackathon to be Held in Taipei and Kaohsiung

Fishackathon 2018

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The American Institute in Taiwan is pleased to announce that the 2018 Fishackathon, an event for coders and science enthusiasts to work on solutions for more sustainable fishing and aquaculture, will take place in both Taipei and Kaohsiung on February 3-4, 2018.

The hackathon is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and HackerNest, a nonprofit organization and movement that builds local tech communities worldwide.

Together with events held in dozens of cities around the world, Fishackathon Taipei and Kaohsiung challenges technologists to help identify issues facing our oceans, fish, and fisheries and to develop mobile and technological solutions to these real-world problems. Teams can win various local prizes and the top team from each city will move forward to compete for the global grand prize.

Whether you’re an amateur coder or a technology whiz, whether you’re an expert on ocean issues or someone who can’t tell a fish from a jellyfish, we invite you to participate in Fishackathon!

Details on both cities follows.

Fishackathon Taipei:

In partnership with Fisheries Agency, Taipei City Government, American Innovation Center and Syntrend Startup Foundation, Fishackathon Taipei will take place at StarRocket of the Syntrend Creative Park. Other local partners include Foundation for Women’s Rights Promotion and Development, IBM Taiwan, iThome, Intel, Microsoft Taiwan, National Geographic Magazine Taiwan, the Institute of Marine Affairs and Resource Management of National Taiwan Ocean University, the Institute of Oceanography of National Taiwan University, Ocean Says, and Taiwan Design Center.

To participate, please register at https://www.accupass.com/go/2018Fishackathon.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/Fishackathon.Taipei/or contact American Innovation Center 02-2745-8199 extension 678.

Fishackathon Kaohsiung:

Fishackathon Kaohsiung will take place at the National Sun Yat-sen University Electrical & Computer Engineering Building in partnership with Fisheries Agency, Kaohsiung Marine Bureau and National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU).  Other local partners include National Kaohsiung Marine University, National Sun Yat-sen University Computer Science Engineering Department, Lung Soon Ocean Group, Kaohsiung Maker Association, Mobile Open Platform Conference (MOPCON), RE-THINK, MZone, National Cheng Kung University Department of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, Digital Art Kaohsiung United Office (DAKUO), Taiwan Squid Fishery Association, and Kaohsiung Aquaculture Fishery Development Association.

To participate, please register at https://www.accupass.com/go/2018Fishackathon_KH

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/IloveAITK  or contact Ms. Chiu of the AIT Kaohsiung Branch Office at 07-335-5006 extension 6053, or Ms. Wu at the National Sun Yat-sen University Department of Computer Science and Engineering at 07-525-2000 extension 4301.

Additional Information:
Fishackathon Official Website:  http://fishackathon.hackernest.com/