After last year success OpenHack is back this year ready to adress to new challanges. During the first weekend of December, Lund will be hosting OpenHack, a non-profit event by students.

The idea behind the event is to encourage ideas that can help in addressing the challenges the humanity faces these days, both on a local and global scale.

To deliver creative solutions for the good of humanity, OpenHack will run for 48-hours with a variety of cases to focus on:

  • Developing tools and methods that would enable in a simple and systematic way measure the multiplier-effect in humanitarian contexts
  • Developing an interactive information app that will raise awareness, spread knowledge and reduce stigmatized perceptions of mental illnesses
  • Creating a framework for charity organizations to increase transparency and feedback to individual donors on their donations

Participants are also encouraged to contribute with their own challenge ideas.

Hackathon will end on Sunday afternoon with a prize ceremony. This time the jury consists of the representatives from the Open Source projects, corporate sponsors and organizers. The participants will be rewarded with valuable prizes, public credit and recognition in the spirit of Open Source.

OpenHack is open for collaborations with companies on many levels and always eager to discuss potential partnership. So if you want to join or contribute in any way, contact them.

“A collaboration will benefit your company through a unique combination of CSR and Open Source. You will have the possibility to show your company culture and interact with developers, entrepreneurs and students from all over the region.”

Among last year’s hack sponsors were IBM, Neo4J, Jayway, Swedsoft, FooCafe and VentureLab. This time the event is backed by Engineers without borders and sponsored by Microsoft, Accenture and in partnership with IBM, Ingenjörs utan Gränser, VentureLab, Lunds Universitet, Ideon Meeting, Creatify Media, Futurion.

OpenHack is also looking for volunteers. Want to contribute? Then reach out to

The event will take place 2 – 4 of December in Lund, at Ideon Meeting, with registration now available at Participation is free, so everyone who has an idea or a problem concerning disaster management or information sharing may sign up for the event and bring this problem to OpenHack. And of course, it is going to be lots of fun!

When: December 2-4, 2016
Where: Lund, Scheelevägen, 223 63 Lund