In addition to the opportunity for your team to win a prize fund of 9,000 euros, to implement a campaign and to help more people become information and media literate, each of you will receive another opportunity that is not to be missed. By participating in the Hackathon, you will become part of a mentoring program with well-known experts on the subject. And what is more important and useful than acquiring new knowledge and skills?

The hackathon will be officially opened on January 28, 2021, by the famous in Hollywood Bulgarian actor – Dimiter Marinov. He is going to share his opinion on the importance of media literacy nowadays. The next days we continue with mentorship program with experts on the topic. 

Ana Aleksieva from Fine Acts is going to give you advice on how to create truly creative campaign and what resources to use. Nadya Obretenova – a journalist from the Bulgarian National Television is about to inform you how to detect and fight fake news and propaganda. Yavor Gochev from Rinker center for entrepreneurship and training is going to help you develop pitching skills, which you may use not only for the hackathon, but later on in your daily life. Georgi Apostolov, a specialist from SafeNet is going to present you the dangers in the network and how to overcome them. Last, but not least – you are going to learn how to make technologies work for you while supporting a social cause by Natanail Stefanov, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Sofia Tech Park.

The big final is coming. After 4 days of training, on the last day of the hackathon (February 2, 2021) the 14 teams, consisting of 94 participants from 7 towns in Bulgaria are going to present their projects to the jury and compete for the awards.

In order for the evaluation of the projects to be most accurate, they are going to be evaluated by a jury consisting of the trainers from the mentorship program.

The full program of the hackathon you may find HERE!
We wish you luck!

The hackathon is organized by Sofia Development Association and DZZD Obuchenie.