The Team Behind FoodHack Geneva
FoodHack Geneva is organised by One Roof, a Swiss non-profit association that aims to organise events in social impact fields across the country. Find out more: www.oneroof.events
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Are there any costs? Yes, there will be a small charge of 35CHF to participate at Food Hack Geneva. The hackathon is not-for-profit and your admission fee will be put straight back into ensuring we can provide you with the best possible event. (UPDATE: Thanks to sponsorship from WWF we've been able to update the entrance cost to 35CHF for all participants)
How are teams formed? Teams are formed on the day, everyone who has an idea will be able to pitch on Saturday morning and teams will be formed around the best ideas.
I'm not a student, can I still get involved? Yes, of course! hackathons shouldn't just be for students and your application will be considered just the same as everyone else. With that in mind, apply to attend now!
Can I stay overnight? Yes, we have limited space for those who want to catch up on sleep during the event, but please note you will need to bring sleeping bags or sleeping mats for a comfy stay.
Can I join Food Hack Geneva as a guest? Guest tickets are 100CHF per day, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
FoodHack Geneva sounds cool, how can I promote the event through my network? You're cool. See our Media Kit for all promotional material.
Will food and drink be provided? Yes, your helping shape the future of food tech and tackle food waste in Switzerland and we're here to make sure everything you need to carry that out is provided.
Can I come with pre-formed ideas? No, code and apps created before the event is not accepted but please feel free to start thinking of ideas and sketching them out now. At the end of the day, there are prizes to be won and we want everyone to be given a fair chance.
What if I've never been to a hackathon before? Not a problem at all. Do you have a skill that you think would be of value to the hackathon and a passion to change the future of food tech? Then we'd love to have you, apply to attend now.
What if I want to sleep at home? Totally fine, we understand the comfort of your own bed and respect a good night sleep. Just be sure to let us know when you leave and we'll look forward to seeing your fresh face in the morning!
How old do I have to be to attend? As we'll be serving alcohol during the event, we can only accept participants over the age of 16 as of the 28th of October 2016.
I want to join as a volunteer at Food Hack Geneva! You're awesome and we'd love to have your help. Get in contact with Camille and let her know.
Who is Food Hack Geneva for? We're looking for team players who have a skill they can use to build tech solutions around tackling food waste. This includes developers and designer to build great apps but also business people who can advise on ideation, business model, pitching and more.
Does applying mean I'm guaranteed to join Food Hack Geneva? Unfortunately not. We only have enough space for 50 participants to attend therefore we ask you submit an application for us to review. We're looking for creative and innovative people with a set of skills that can contribute to a project. Applicants will be selected so that there is an equal distribution of developers, designers and business people.
Who own's the intellectual property created during the event? You retain full ownership of anything you build over the weekend. That's a promise we never intend on breaking.
Should I even be sleeping? The hackathon culture promotes a lifestyle of non-stop work and sleep-deprived participants. We don't think this is very healthy and we'd strongly recommend getting some sleep over the 2 days, think power naps and working shifts, that way you're rested but still able to put maximum work behind your projects.
What is a hackathon? Great question, have a read of this Hackathon Guide written by the FoodHack team.