Fishackathon is a huge hackathon happening in dozens of cities around on February 10-11, 2018, including Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, as well as many other international cities.

The Fishackathon social responsibility challenge is a partnership of HackerNest (an international tech nonprofit) and the U.S. Department of State (the federal executive department of the United States) that brings the world together to make waters, marine life, fisheries, and aquaculture more sustainable and equitable.

Fishackathon brings together thousands of concerned designers, developers, and subject matter experts for a weekend to build practical tech solutions designed to solve to endemic problems defined by the world’s most respected fisheries experts.

Teams will gather to execute on the design and development of projects and then demonstrate their solutions for panels of distinguished judges. Industry mentors will instruct teams on the most important areas to focus on, share insights, and provide feedback on product usability and viability. Local prizes will be awarded, and top teams will move on to the regional and global finals.

Fishackathon partners are strongly encouraged to work with global winners to further product development and get to market.

Early bird tickets are available now and on sale until January 21st, when pricing will increase. Tickets to the Toronto event are available here and the Kitchener-Waterloo event are on sale here. More information can be found online at