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Are you ready? THE Port Hackathon 2015 is here!

The countdown has already started for the next big event of the year: THE Port hackathon 2015 opens doors on October 2-4, 2015. Save it in your agendas and spread the news! If you wish to apply to the second edition of THE Port Hackathon, check our website: applications will go live on May 1st. Your views and comments for the next topics are also wanted, then send your ideas through our new website and start the discussion! We'd love to hear from you.

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A Crispier Website for THE Port

Take a look at the brand new where THE Port hackathon 2015 will be hosted! You will also find the content of our first Hackathon 2014 and other important details for the next event! 

Be our Ambassador like Yigit, Christophe, Migan and Luisa! 

Congratulations to our first THE Port Ambassadors: Yigit (TR), Christophe (FR), Migan (IR) and Luisa (IT). As THE Port Hackathon Ambassador, you will be our voice in the world. Spread the good news, and share THE Port incredible stories with other amazing people, open the path to other enterprising youth by telling your hackathon story! Ambassadors are officially members of THE Port network. Intrigued? Sign up at  

Short News

THE Port @ LIFT conference

THE Port attended the 2015 LIFT conference in Geneva where they met with some alumni of the 2014 Hackathon. Event.

THE Port @ Career Fair at EIG

THE Port was invited keynote speaker at the Career Fair organised by the International School of Geneva “Career & Opportunity” Photos.

Science x Kickstarter Hackathon

Two THE Port teams, SMARTDog and Cosmic Rays, were selected and received funds to participate to the Science x Kickstarter Hackathon in NYC between February 28-March 1, 2015. Event.

UNOG DG Michael Moeller's talk at CERN

UNOG DG Dr. Michael Moeller gave a talk at CERN presenting the UN world and the relations with CERN. Watch the video where THE Port is mentioned from minute 46 onwards.

EU Commissioner Carlo Moedas

Ines pitched THE Port to EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlo Moedas during a visit at IdeaSquare on the 30.01.2015. He follows us now on Twitter. Article.

SAP Innovation Center

Our Ambassador Miganoush presented THE Port in the SAP Innovation Center in Potsdam on the 27.01.2015.


"At THE Port Hackathon 2014 at CERN I worked on the Blindstore project. A member of my team informed me that a person he knew just created a consulting startup for Linux and Open Source enterprise software - which has always been my passion. Long story short, after I passed a couple of interviews I am now working for this company, doing the job that I love.
Thanks THE Port for this opportunity!"
Daniele Raffo

Global Shapers @ IdeaSquare

Congratulations to Luisa and Drasko of Pier83 who were selected as new members of the Geneva hub of the Global Shapers, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Here's a picture of the Global Shapers who visited IdeaSquare on 14.02.2015.
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