FISHACKATHON 2016

Fishackathon was launched in 2014 around the Our Ocean conference. Fishackathon was established to congregate brilliant minds for the purpose of developing usable solutions to address the problem of worldwide overfishing. Overfishing harms the marine environment and diminishes the already meager income of small scale fishermen. Fishackathon brings together computer programmers to find innovative ways to collect and analyze data, and find solutions for unsustainable fishing practices.

Fishackathon was launched in 2014 around the Our Ocean conference. Fishackathon was established to congregate brilliant minds for the purpose of developing usable solutions to address the problem of worldwide overfishing. Overfishing harms the marine environment and diminishes the already meager income of small scale fishermen.

Fishackathon brings together computer programmers to find innovative ways to collect and analyze data, and find solutions for unsustainable fishing practices.

Fishackathon 2016 was hosted by the U.S. Department of State, and was the third annual event.

Fishackathon 2016 was hosted by the U.S. Department of State, and was the third annual event.

FISHACKATHON 2016

Fishackathon was launched in 2014 around the Our Ocean conference. Fishackathon was established to congregate brilliant minds for the purpose of developing usable solutions to address the problem of worldwide overfishing. Overfishing harms the marine environment and diminishes the already meager income of small scale fishermen.

Fishackathon brings together computer programmers to find innovative ways to collect and analyze data, and find solutions for unsustainable fishing practices.

Fishackathon 2016 was hosted by the U.S. Department of State, and was the third annual event.

How It Works

Teams of volunteer coders and technologists take a weekend-long challenge to consider problem statements from fisheries experts around the world and present usable solutions. An expert panel of judges evaluate the presentations to select a winner from each Fishackathon contest site, and a grand prize is awarded to the global winning team.

If you have questions or want to get involved in Fishackathon —including hosting, supporting, or attending a Fishackathon in your city, or submitting a problem statement for coders to work on at the hackathon—please contact [email protected].

Teams of volunteer coders and technologists take a weekend-long challenge to consider problem statements from fisheries experts around the world and present usable solutions. An expert panel of judges evaluate the presentations to select a winner from each Fishackathon contest site, and a grand prize is awarded to the global winning team.

If you have questions or want to get involved in Fishackathon —including hosting, supporting, or attending a Fishackathon in your city, or submitting a problem statement for coders to work on at the hackathon—please contact [email protected].

How It Works

Teams of volunteer coders and technologists take a weekend-long challenge to consider problem statements from fisheries experts around the world and present usable solutions. An expert panel of judges evaluate the presentations to select a winner from each Fishackathon contest site, and a grand prize is awarded to the global winning team.

If you have questions or want to get involved in Fishackathon —including hosting, supporting, or attending a Fishackathon in your city, or submitting a problem statement for coders to work on at the hackathon—please contact [email protected].

2016 Stats

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Fishackathon Host cities
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coders on 6 continents
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expert fishery advisors
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1.5 billion people rely on their outputs
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Fishackathon Host cities
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coders on 6 continents
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expert fishery advisors
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1.5 billion people rely
on their outputs

2016 Winners

Great Lakes Saviour

“We use IOT technology to help Fisheries and Oceans Canada solve Asian carps spawning problems in the Great Lake”


See their project here

What People Are Saying About It

“Half of fishing is done by small-scale operations, and many are in the developing world. Overfishing is the biggest problem, which if fish run out will cause loss of work for those fishers and poverty.”
- Thomas Debass of US State Dept.
“[Fishackathon] brought to light many global issues that I had previously not known about. It was an amazing gift to be able to contribute last year and get to know the effects of overfishing on other areas of the world and to have the opportunity to help not just help environmentally, but also help the lives of those that make their living from the fishing industry.”- Team Saltine member Logan Bair

Sponsors and Hosts


Partnerships

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