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Hack4Split v2.0 – another successful edition of local hackathon

Michael Freer

Michael Freer



Hack4Split was back with 8 projects, as programmers, designers, scientists, entrepreneurs, social workers and more, worked closely together to solve some issues posed by local non-profit organisations.

After meeting on Friday night to discuss what they had to do, everyone came with laptops ready for two days of problem-solving and hacking.

This year saw new websites for most of the nonprofits involved, and thanks to community members Ivo Limić from Slicejack and Tomislav Zović from Klikeri, staff members from these nonprofits had their own private workshops where they learnt how to manage a WordPress site themselves.

On top of the websites, teams worked on a database to reduce the bureaucratic burden faced by so many nonprofits, a responsive bracelet that could warn parents if their children left a safe zone, a ramp for children with disabilities to be able to mount a horse and children’s games based on speech therapy.

Two entrepreneurial teams also developed their own brand and business model, one looking at upcycling of tyres for new product lines, whilst the other creating 3d models of what an educational science bus may look like, that would visit schools around the country to fill the need for actual practical examples.

Udruga MOST, Klub Mladih Split, Udruga Srce, Udruga Naša Dica and Udruga Toms battled it out at the end for best design, teamwork and tech solution. There were no expert panels to decide though, as everyone got an equal vote, deciding unanimously that the team from Udruga Naša Dica should take all the prizes from our super sponsors.

They were awarded bracelets from BreakTime Nautical Bracelets, free Shift Conference tickets, GetByBus Vouchers and 200kn bar tab at Black Dog.

If you missed out this time, fret not, we will be back for the third edition for Hack4Split in March 2020!


About author:

Michael Freer

Michael moved to Split at the end of 2015, and after a year and a half of living here, he decided to open his own start-up Ensoco. Ensoco supports social entrepreneurs with starting their own businesses, and with this in mind he saw the perfect fit to volunteer at Startup.hr.

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