It is hoped that the hackathon will now take place in June
The Odyssey Hackathon, which was due to start in Groningen on 3 April, is to be postponed to a later date due to the corona virus. The Hackathon, one of the largest in the world and involving thousands of people, is now on the agenda for 19 to 21 June, reports the Groninger Internet Courant.
According to the organisation, the health and safety of visitors is paramount. Incidentally, no Corona virus infections have yet been found in the province of Groningen.
A hackathon is a meeting where selected teams from around the world, together with experts from the business community, governments and the scientific world, build solutions for complex social issues.
The Odyssey Hackathon attracts around 2000 participants from fifty countries, who work intensively together for three days. Although the Dutch government is allowing events of this size to continue, organisers have already decided to postpone the event.
Moreover, one of the largest partners of the Odyssey Hackathon had already announced that they would not be present due to the corona virus, and some teams had already cancelled.
All teams that have registered will be asked whether they will come in June.
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