Innovating for France!

Got technology to your core and you would like to contribute to promote the French culture and language, then you need to hear this out! If you possess some unique skills or talents, a passion for design or teaching, got a creative idea, or speak chatbot then you definitely need to sign up for this event. What’s in it for you? A wide range of attractive prizes at the end of the line.

About this Hackathon

Changing the world with technology!

In 2017, all around the world, the French cultural network organizes hackathon, an event which centres, “the French language and digital innovation". Digitalization is a cultural vector, a cultural subject and a boundless creative tool. So why would languages and culture be left behind. Therefore hackathon attempts to take advantage of technology and the digital trend to boost languages and culture.

Language made easy

The main problematic around hackathon is how technology could act as a contributor in raising awareness about the beauty of languages and culture and elevating its stance. Languages and culture are an integral part of society. The essence of the project being to facilitate learning and sharing of languages and culture and promoting them. More precisely the hackathon Shanghai being an initiative from France aims to promote ‘la French life’ across the world, increasing people’s knowledge about French and its unique culture.

Who can participate?

The blend of "hacker" and "marathon", the hackathon is an ingenious event held over the course of a weekend, to combine technological innovation and learning the French language and culture. The event serves the purpose of using technology to bring people together. Everyone is welcomed to participate. Hackathons have a no limitation policy. People from all nationalities and backgrounds are invited to join. In other words, you do not need to possess an IT related experience or profile to partake.

While you form team of 5 composed of developers, designers, teachers, the objective is to develop prototypes of applications, platforms, IoT or digital tools, with in mind the initial idea of promoting skills and creativity to solve the challenges of learning a language and exploring a culture.

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About the event

Friday, Nov. 24th:
6pm: Welcoming participants
6.30pm: Weekend introduction
7pm: Cocktail at the Shanghai `Alliance Française`

Saturday, Nov. 25th:
8am: Welcoming teams & participants
8.30am - 10pm: Hackathon
10pm and after: Participants can continue the night at Campanile Shanghai Natural History Museum Hotel

Sunday, Nov. 26th:
8am - 2.30pm : Hackathon
2.30pm - 5pm : Projects pitch, open to public (must book in advance)
8pm: Cocktail at the French consulate house, results will be announced, opened to public (must book in advance).

Prize to win

1st price: 4000 RMB + 2 months of incubation at OuiCrea in Shanghai (or 1 month Station F in Paris) with the opportunity to participate to competitions, meet investors and connect with government and companies + French lessons at Alliance Française

The first price will be handed out to the best team by Mr. Axel Cruau; French Consul of Shanghai at the house of France during the cocktail party.

For other teams we have 200 RMB shopping coupons at Fields, a hotel night in Campanile Shanghai, bottles of French wines…

Entry fee

Adult fare: RMB88 - Student fare: RMB 42

The price includes the provision of food and drinks throughout the entire weekend. (Meals for 2 days and cocktails)

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