|1st VHacks (Vatican Hackathon)|
|VHackers working at 1:30 a.m.|
The mission of VHacks is to: leverage technology to address current global problems centered on hackathon themes; encourage value-based institutions to embrace technology to further their missions; promote collaboration among youth leaders across diverse academic, ethnic and religious backgrounds.
2018 Vatican Hackathon themes focused on 3 key issues:
1. Social Inclusion: Encourage solidarity by restoring human-centric thinking and values in our increasingly digital world.
2. Interfaith Dialogue: Support open communication between individuals and organizations representing differing faiths to create mutual understanding and constructive cooperation.
3. Migrants & Refugees: Strengthen, support, and mobilize resources for migrants and refugees to assist them with relocation and integration.
The capstone to the event have included two panels exploring the intersection of human values and technology and the implications of technological advancement on human development.