Hackathons

Heeding the call to build.

Hackathons are less of a challenge and more of a beacon. They’re a clarion call to do better, do more, improve the lives of real people across the country and around the globe, using our overwhelming talent and laser-focused thinking.

 

Inspiring action, producing results

Far from the bleary-eyed all-nighters many hackathons endure, ours take teams on a multi-month journey of discovery, reflection, ideation, iteration and perfection. It’s a format that gives everyone space to bring their best thinking, encouraging us all to share expertise and ideas, fail fast and prove quickly, and unearth new ways to solve old problems. And by giving more teams more opportunities to participate, to dive into the technology and really understand it, our hackathons produce solutions that are often usable, and always inspiring.

I heard the word ‘hackathon’ and assumed I needed to be a coding whiz, but it was cool that anyone could participate and play different roles in the project.

— Erinn Mitchell,  Analyst,  Slalom


Blockchain hackathon

An interesting thing happens when you let loose hundreds of builders on an enigmatic and poorly-understood technology like blockchain: things get built. This summer, we put out the call to teams Slalom-wide to help us grasp blockchain’s mysterious magic – without using cryptocurrency. With solutions ranging from airplane part authentication, prescription drug tracking, and property ownership verification, our builders really stepped up. In the end, a peer-to-peer energy sharing and distribution microgrid solution wowed the judges, and emerged victorious.




Past hackathons




The whole idea behind our project was ‘How can AI make the world a better place?’ The most important thing we could think of was to save people from harm.

— Tristan Nyyssela,  Solutions Architect,  Slalom

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