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Coding competition promotes social good

Update: November, 28/2015 - 10:02
HA NOI  (VNS) — Winners of Hackathon for Social Good, a 48-hour coding contest to create useful technology products with commercial values for society, were honoured at a ceremony in Ha Noi early this week.

The competition was organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Viet Nam, HATCH! PROGRAM – a social enterprise and startup incubator, Live & Learn Environment Education, British Council Vietnam, Humanist Institute for Cooperation (Hivos), and Southeast Asia Technology and Transparency Initiatives (SEATTI).

The award-winning products include a social network connecting writers, artists and organising units of cultural and art events with the audience, an application allowing its users to report issues regarding public services, and another on traffic law learning.

The competition attracted about 100 programmers, developers and social activists whose products address several social issues, including employment for the youth, transparency and public service assessment, creative economy and climate change. — VNS

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