WHO ARE THE MINORITY PROGRAMMERS ASSOCIATION (MPA)?
MPA is an international network of diverse professionals, educators, students, and hobbyists that unify together to combat humanitarian problems through software solutions with a project based approach to learning.
BENEFITS OF #ElectionHackathon
- Channels Isolation into Innovation
- Bring Coders Together From All Backgrounds
- Opens Avenues to Discuss Flaws in Democratic Systems
- Long Enough to Develop Impactful Solution
- Promoting Interdisciplinary Learning: Bringing Tech into Social Space
- Allows Public to Motivate Coders to Develop Existing Ideas
- Networking Opportunity
- STEM Education
- Technical Support for Aspiring Programmers
- A Way to Collaborate During Pandemic
- A Constructive Way to Get Technically Involved in Election Process
- Opportunity for Students to Win Money
- Building Resume with Relevant Projects
- Recruitment Opportunity for Employers
In a race to tackle flaws in modern democratic systems, MPA decided, in these tough economic times, to inspire people to use STEM to join the fight along with a $1000+ prize.
You have 17 days (Friday October 16, 11:00AM EST – Sunday November 1, 11:59PM EST) for your team (1-5 people) to develop a platform for your own democratic system for the citizens of the world to vote on issues and/or candidates. This is not meant to be a digitization of current voting systems, but rather your own redesign on global electoral systems through the facilitation of modern technology.
Develop a software solution (as a shippable product) that has its own democratic system for voting on issues and/or candidates.
The more people consider for a team, the more the prize split. Your team can be up to 1-5 people. All members must register for the competition, and also specify their team name with fellow team members’ github usernames. If you do not have team mates, you can find other members on a designated Discord server.