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The third edition of the EUhackathon takes place on 24-25 September 2013.
The topic: What does government surveillance around the world look like?
The challenge: To ensure that officials are acting in the public interest, citizens should know when and why governments demand access to their information. Using data sets from network analysis, corporate Transparency Reports and freedom of information (FOI) requests, create apps and visualizations that shed light on the state of government surveillance in their country and exercise their democratic rights to due process and greater transparency.
Read more about the Hack4YourRights Challenge
Special guests roundtable & speeches
Vice-President Viviane Reding
Viviane Reding is serving her third mandate in the European Commission as Vice-President responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. Prior to that, she served two terms as Member of the European Parliament.
MEP Petru Luhan
Petru Luhan is Vice-Chairman of the EPP Young Members Network and Member of the European Parliament, active in the Committee on Regional Development, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the Committee for Economic and Monetary Affairs.
Program what's happening & where
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08.00 – 08.30 – Registration at the Google offices
08.30 – 09.30 – Technical presentations.
09.30 – Midnight – Coding
15.30 – 16.00 – Short intervention by surprise guest
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served to the hackers during the day.
02.00 – 06.00 – Rest time: The participants are invited to go to their hotel (500m walk) to get some rest.
06.00 – Re-start coding
13.30 – 14.30 – Submission deadline / End of coding / Pitch time: Each participant or team will have the opportunity to briefly (max. 5 min.) present the tool that was built during the EUhackathon.
14.45 – 16.00 – Juries convene behind closed doors
16.15 – 18.00 – Awards ceremony hosted by MEP Petru Luhan in the European Parliament (room to be confirmed)
Breakfast and lunch are served to the hackers during the day.
Location where is the event taking place
The coding will take place from 24 September 8:30 till 25 September 14:30 at the Google offices, Chaussée d’Etterbeek 180, 1040 Brussels, Belgium. EU officials are welcome to drop by, but have to announce themselves as EUhackathon visitor at the reception.
The awards ceremony will take place on 25 September at 16:15 in the European Parliament (room to be confirmed). People interested in attending should contact us at info[at]euhackathon[dot]eu before Monday 16 September CoB as access to the European Parliament requires prior authorization.