Ukrainian Security Sectors Host Second Hackathon Event
The hackathon event is designed to help computer programmers better serve the various security and defense agencies in Ukraine
The second national hackathon in the field of security and defense has begun in Kyiv. During the five days of the competition, IT specialists and NATO experts will be developing and testing defense programs. The winners will have an opportunity to participate in NATO meetings and to learn the newest trends in data exchange.
Participants compete in three types of tasks: modeling, coding and combined. In total, 14 teams are participating in the national security and defense hackathon. This includes over 40 IT specialists from the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine, the National Guard, and the border guards. The national hackathon is being held for the second year in a row.
“Last year we carried out the task in programming and document turnover between the armed forces of NATO countries. And now we are executing the task of putting NATO tactical symbols on the map,” participant Serhiy Horbenko said.
Director of the Strategic Communications Center, Oksana Horbach, said that this year’s hackathon is devoted to new data transmission software that makes it possible to analyze the situation in a combat zone quickly.
“We would like all the developments made during this hackathon — finding answers to the questions that will be given to the military, to be implemented on an industrial scale, so that we can use these ideas,” Deputy Prime Minister on European Integration, Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze, said.