WorldSkills Digital Challenge
The first-ever WorldSkills Digital Challenge is a ground breaking hackathon-style event that brings top IT developers and designers together with WorldSkills Champions to create solutions to local social problems in innovative and sustainable ways. To participate in the Challenge, interested parties needed to apply, and the response was incredible - a record number of 111 applications, including 26 WorldSkills Champions. After a tough review process, 15 Brazilian technologists and five WorldSkills Champions have been selected to create IT solutions for emerging issues faced by Brazilian NGOs. Not only will their work generate socially responsible solutions to real problems, but also it will demonstrate how IT-related competitions can be engaging and fun, as well as meaningful for participants and stakeholders.
The WorldSkills Digital Challenge takes place from 12 to 15 August at WorldSkills Village in Anhembi Park, venue for WorldSkills São Paulo 2015.