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2018
VHacks
Hackathon at the Vatican
March 8th - 11th 2018
A CALL TO HACK
Mission of the Hackathon
VHacks seeks to use technological innovation to overcome social barriers and embrace common values. Our mission is threefold:
  • Leverage technology to address current global problems centered on hackathon themes.
  • Promote collaboration among youth leaders across diverse academic, ethnic and religious backgrounds.
  • Encourage values-based institutions to embrace technology to further their missions
“How wonderful would it be if the growth of scientific and technological innovation would come along with more equality and social inclusion.” – Pope Francis
100 students from some of the world's top universities.
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OUR PARTICIPANTS
VHacks participants will be the world's brightest students with diverse academic, ethnic and religious backgrounds.

Participants will be selected through a combination of partner universities providing teams and an open application where any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program is eligible to apply. Participants are chosen based on academic accomplishments, innovative thinking, and alignment with our mission statement.

HACKATHON THEMES

VHacks is a 36-hour collaborative event taking place from March 8 to March 11, 2018 at the Vatican City. The event will address global problems, emphasizing three themes:

Social Inclusion

Encourage solidarity by restoring human-centric thinking and values in our increasingly digital world.

Social Inclusion

Interfaith Dialogue

Interfaith Dialogue

Support open communication between individuals and organizations representing differing faiths to create mutual understanding and constructive cooperation.

Migrants & Refugees

Strengthen, support, and mobilize resources for migrants and refugees to assist them with relocation and integration​.

Migrants & Refugees

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