Welcome to the first edition of Shift Faro, a Hackathon in the Algarve
For the last few months, we’ve been working hard to bring you an event that the Algarve deserves: Shift Faro! This will be one of the first (if not the first) Hackathons in the region. The event will take place from 23rd – 25th March 2018 at the Universidade do Algarve’s Penha Campus and we’re organising it in collaboration with Dengun and Geek Sessions. Already on-board are the Município de Faro, Cria, Etic Algarve and Ualg as main sponsors.
Why create Shift Faro?
This event was born out of the necessity to address the issues below that both students and professionals are facing, especially in the Algarve. It is our mission to:
- Fight the gap between the academic world and the job market;
- Encourage proactiveness and creativity in the development of personal and professional projects;
- Promote personal and professional growth;
- Recognise the talent that companies want;
- Boost similar initiatives in the region.
What is going to happen during the event?
Shift Faro will have three main activities: Hackathon, Talks and Workshops.
The Hackathon starts after lunch on the first day and ends after lunch on the third day, lasting 48 hours. During this period, participants should develop a technological project. After the 48 hours, all submitted projects will be presented and evaluated by a jury for prizes and recognition.
Talks on the current trending topics will be available every day. We intend on hosting the most relevant people and the most interesting topics at the moment. Talks will be short so that if you are participating in the Hackathon, you can take a break to attend one and get back to work.
The Workshops will be longer but fewer than the talks. If you wish to try out new technologies and learn the basics, these will be a great place to start.
Sounds great! How do I participate?
You need to apply to Shift Faro here. We’ll let you know if you have been accepted and will provide you with all the information you need. Seats are LIMITED so you should apply as soon as you can!
Do I need to pay for anything?
We’re working to provide you the best experience possible. So far we can provide a free entry event but we’re working to bring you more perks.
Can I apply to Speak?
Sure! You can submit your talks here. We’re seeking the best speakers to give our audience the best perspectives on the most interesting technologies.
Can I Sponsor?
We’re working around the clock to bring you the the best sponsors we can find. It is our belief that each sponsor should bring value to our event and to our attendees (you) so that we can give back by highlighting the sponsors and give them the target audience they deserve.
If you feel this is your vision and would like to sponsor this event and bring something interesting to our audience, please contact us so that we can make this edition even better.
How can I receive the latest news about Shift Faro?
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment on this post.
We hope to see you soon!