Baltic Sea Digital Event
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS HACKATHON
hosted by RUDN University

ABOUT BALTIC SEA DIGITAL EVENT
The Baltic Sea Digital Event International Business Hackathon is hosted by the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), as part of the nationwide programme Digital Economy of the Russian Federation. The hackathon is aimed at development of promising solutions in core sectors of digital economy. The event is organised by the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo).
What is a hackathon? Read on to find out.
Hackathons (from a combination of words "hacker" and "marathon") are gaining popularity nowadays. This is a space where teams made of representatives of various sectors, from developers to marketing specialists, designers and niche specialists, gather.

Generally, a hackathon has a theme, which can be finance, climate, gaming, etc. Any hackathon's goal is to solve some practical problems in the respective field. Interestingly, today hackathons are held not only to find solutions through programming and software engineering (hence the word "hacker" in the name) but also for offline projects.

A distinctive feature of a hackathon is that the people who barely know each other work together, on a tight schedule, to solve the ideas that seem impossible at times, and in just a couple of days they come up with a solution and work out an implementation plan.

About RUDN Hackathon
Baltic Sea Digital Event is an international competition for young application developers involving the use of distributed ledger technologies, big data and modern telecommunication technologies.

During the event, programs and apps for a wide variety of applications integrated into the digital reality will be developed and evaluated by the highly qualified jury.

Workshops from our partners are planned as part of the hackathon program.

QUESTION:
Who can join in?
ANSWER:
Students from dedicated universities and faculties, software developers, management executives, entrepreneurs and businessmen employed at top-notch IT majors, including those implementing digital economy projects from around the world.
WHEN
The online qualifiers take place on 1–7 November 2019. The hackathon finals are scheduled for 15–16 November 2019.
Programme of the hackathon


Online round
Offline round
Languages


Russian
English
As basic digital technologies to develop their solutions, the hackathon participants will be using distributed ledger systems, big data, new operational technologies (including financial ones), wireless communication technologies, industrial Internet, as well as VR and AR.
Categories
Ultimate champion
Best gaming solution and best mobile solution
Including Gamification, Cyber Security, Finance and Trade
Most creative solution
No sector
Best educational idea
Sectors: Education and HR, Finance and Trade
Best solution of social significance
Sectors: Government and Society, Education and HR
Best applied solution
No sector
All projects will be evaluated by the expert jury, which will choose the winners in seven categories.
Hackathon prizes


Enlistment to short-term programming course provided by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (accommodation and travel costs are compensated)
Grand team prize
Short-term internships with partner companies
Prizes in the categories
Other valuable and useful prizes
Prizes in the categories
Terms and conditions of participation


Free-of-charge participation
None of the participants pays an entrance fee at the hackathon.
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18+
The participants must be aged 18 or older and must not be employed with / have any other contractual relationships with the organisers or partners.
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Online application
The participants must complete online registration (apply for participation) on the hackathon web portal.
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Offline registration
The participants of the hackathon offline round must complete offline registration.
4
Non-refundable travel costs
The cost of travel to the hackathon venue is fully borne by the participants.
5
Free accommodation
Accommodation and full board are paid by the Organiser.
6
Visa support
The organisers provide visa support by issuing invitations only. The participants must at their own expense independently apply for a visa.
7
Equipment
The participants must bring their own equipment (laptops, computers, etc.) and software for developing and showcasing their software products.
8
Rights and compliance
The participants shall guarantee that they will not violate any rights and legitimate interests of the owners of the copyright to the software used for participation in the hackathon.
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Organisers
Partners
The hackathon is held in partnership with IBS (Russia), Qube (Sweden), CANEA (Sweden), Stockholm School of Economics, Russian E-Money Association (Russia).
To sign up for the hackathon as a participant, visit:
The mission of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo) as part of the federal project Personnel for Digital Economy in line with the nationwide programme Digital Economy of the Russian Federation is to secure, through its events and initiatives, Russia's geopolitical interests by promoting cultural exchange, education and new technologies, as well as to build stronger relations and cooperation worldwide by preserving the highest level of professionalism, efficiency and sustainable development.