Creating spaces for Hackaton 2019

By: Neylin Calderón

The Center for Innovation and Intercultural Community Entrepreneurship, "Slilma", of the URACCAN in the Bilwi campus, is a space where the youth of the Caribbean of Nicaragua carry out innovative projects that contribute to the good to do and live well of the indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants and half-breeds of the Caribbean Coast.

In this regard, teacher Heydi Forbes, coordinator of the center, at the Hackaton 2019 activity, commented that "this August 20 is a very important date for the Slilma Intercultural Community Innovation Center, because today we have the visit of the national government initiative that is Hackaton," he said.

Forbes gave the warmest welcome to everyone present at the informative talk on the participation and registration of Hackaton Nicaragua 2019, which will take place on November 09 and 10 of this year.

URACCAN at Hackaton

According to Forbes, this initiative is coordinated by a network of which UNC universities are part, which is why URACCAN is immersed in the call for such activity, "we as part of the National Council of Universities, URACCAN is said to be present in the promotion of Hackaton," he added.

Forbes argued that from the center these kinds of activities are being ensured, where the main protagonist is youth, "these activities are mainly with young students", who hope that young people will create some kind of collaboration "and that they create networks also for co-creation", that is, that they come together in teams to solve innovation challenges where they find solutions to needs or problems typical of the territories" Ended.