Hackathon diplomacy: French Embassy event aims to boost Franco-US relations - Technical.ly DC

Access

Jan. 30, 2017 10:45 am

Hackathon diplomacy: French Embassy event aims to boost Franco-US relations

The first hackathon focuses on student exchange. “The freedom of movement between France and the US is tantamount to a successful relationship,” organizers write.

Vive la hackathon.

(Photo by Flickr user wisegie, used under a Creative Commons license)

Joseph Nelson, the General Assembly instructor behind that Michelin Challenge and this wine recommendation engine, has a new project going. He’s helping to organize a French Embassy Hackathon series — a project of the French embassy in the U.S. that seeks to support closer Franco-U.S. integration, especially in education.

The hackathon will take place in two parts, the first focused on student mobility and the second focused on French immersion programs in U.S. schools. Part one takes place this Saturday, Feb. 4 at GA on 15th Street.

“The freedom of movement between France and the US is tantamount to a successful relationship,” event organizers write. “This hackathon is a data-dive encouraging participants to comb through previous years of student study abroad information to identify where the Embassy should best be spending its resources to encourage future Franco-U.S. integration.”

Want to join?

You can RSVP here.

Added bonus — all participants will be invited to a “celebratory reception” at the French embassy on Feb. 13.

-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here

Advertisement

PurpleCON is coming to DC on April 4-5 [Events Roundup]

Humans of NET/WORK: 5 people we met at our annual tech jobs fair in DC

3 companies you need to meet today at Technical.ly’s NET/WORK DC jobs fair

SPONSORED

DC

This fast-growing SaaS company aims to be a force for change in the energy industry

Washington DC

The Washington Post

Senior Software Engineer

Apply Now
DC, SF, NYC

Nava

Experienced Software Engineer – Backend

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Orthly

Full-Stack Javascript Engineer

Apply Now

Meet these 11 companies hiring tech talent at NET/WORK DC on March 27

Byte Back and Sorcero are teaming up to integrate AI into tech classrooms

The Flatiron School launches a new financing option for its DC campus

SPONSORED

DC

Hear from the privacy pros at Security by the Schuylkill

Washington, DC

The Washington Post

Sr. Full Stack Developer

Apply Now
Washington DC

The Washington Post

Back End Developer/ Engineer – Arc Engineering

Apply Now
Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post

Senior Software Engineer (iOS)

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Dc

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!