Tsai honors Taiwan winners of Presidential Hackathon

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/07/29
By:  Agencies

President Tsai Ing-wen (second row, 10th left) and Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang (second row, ninth left) join other officials and this year’

Taiwan Today — President Tsai Ing-wen honored July 27 the five Taiwan winners of the Presidential Hackathon, praising the teams’ efforts in harnessing the power of innovation and open government to tackle social challenges and advance sustainable development.

Through promoting cutting-edge solutions and strengthening collaboration among the academic, public and private sectors, their projects can enhance the efficiency and quality of government services, Tsai said during the award ceremony at the Presidential Office in Taipei City.

The nation is committed to sharing its expertise in social innovation and open government with the rest of the world, Tsai said, adding that the hackathon demonstrates how Taiwan Can Help fast-track global efforts to achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

Organized by the Executive Yuan under the auspices of the PO, the second edition of the annual competition saw 10 finalists short-listed from more than 100 local entries.    [FULL  STORY]

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