On the occasion of the 7th anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN, the solidarity company microDON in partnership with the EEMI (European School of Internet Professions), is organizing a “HACKADON” – a solidarity hackathon. For this new edition, more than 120 students with complementary specialties will mobilize to offer a technical solution (platform, application, etc.) to 6 associations that act for the Sustainable Development Goals.

A hackathon serving the general interest

microDON in partnership with the EEMI (European School of Internet Professions founded by Jacques-Antoine Granjon, Xavier Niel and Marc Simoncini) are organizing for the third time a "HACKADON" from September 13 to 16 at the Palais Brongniart.  

This HACKADON, which is part of the anniversary of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN, aims to help project leaders with a social or environmental vocation, to solve one or more tech challenges for them. allowing them to move from idea to action, to multiply their impact or to extend their field of action. This event also helps to raise awareness and engage a community of students around social and environmental issues that are important to them and by working on concrete cases in a stimulating atmosphere.

For this new edition, the HACKADON mobilizes more than 120 EEMI students with complementary skills and specialties: web development, Interactive design, and e-business. They will work as a team with project leaders and will have 48 hours to offer them technical and creative solutions (platform, application, etc.) to the issues presented (improvement, optimization, creation). A solidarity and collective challenge truly integrated into the integration course of students, with the aim of awakening these young people to the associative world and giving them an even greater taste for commitment. During the previous edition, 70% of the students mobilized had never previously committed themselves to an association, and 84% of the participants declared that they were more inclined to get involved after the HACKADON. 

6 associations selected

Following a call for projects, microDON and EEMI selected 6 projects with a positive impact in line with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Each association will be followed by 3 student teams in competition so as to be able to offer several avenues for innovative solutions. 

  • With Association Against Tuberculosis and Endemic Diseases (ACTUME) the challenge is to find a technical solution to optimize the daily management of the Tékane community pharmacy in Mauritania and thus support as many patients as possible.
  • With Electricians Without Borders it will be a matter of finding a solution capable of helping with the remote monitoring and impact assessment of its “Cafés Lumière”: multi-service energy platforms for rural populations forgotten about electrification strategies.
  • With Smart program  the challenge is to strengthen the digital advice tools of the Program to encourage families to take action on a daily basis and thus improve their nutritional practices. 
  • With Full Bowls the students will have to find a technical solution allowing the homeless and the most precarious to easily identify all the social services, associations, day center, emergency accommodation that accept and support their animals. 
  • With Earth & Humanism the objective is to enable the association to facilitate the monitoring and evaluation of the volunteer beneficiaries of the program “All VolonTerres” which is mainly aimed at young people who want to acquire the basic techniques of agroecology but who do not have the financial means to train.
  • Finally With For a Child's Smile, it will be a question of finding a solution to dematerialize and facilitate the promises of sponsorship during event operations. To finance its social missions, Pour un Sourire d'Enfant relies on the sponsorship of 8,500 committed donors over the long term.

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Discover the winners: Hackaton edition 2022