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Let’s Code for Good!

What is it:          

You are called to participate in one of the hackathons: IBM Z Xplore Student Contest and Hack for Earth.

Who can participate:    

All innovators and/or coders passionate about their work.

Why participate:          

  1. Be part of an international competition to innovate solutions for a better world.
  2. Test your skills and get acknowledgement of participation.
  3. Let your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) transcript stand out.

How does it work:        

Fill in this form to express your interest. You will be contacted soon after to help you with the next step.

Any questions:  Happy to answer any related question please email Dr Mona Jaber at


IBM Z Xplore Student Contest

Hack for Earth

Registration deadline

Open until start date

Open until 10/10/2021

Start date

Oct 15, 2021 05:00 AM BST


End date

Nov 16, 2021 04:59 AM BST





Max team size



Skills required

Contestants can use the skills they can acquire through the IBM Z Xplore learning platform to tackle a sequence of connected challenges to assemble their escape vehicle

All you need is to be able to communicate in English and have access to a computer and wi-fi. Coding is a plus to develop and implement your solution.



Grand Prize - Global Winners

USD 1,500 (3 winners)


Asia Pacific

USD 1,000 (1 regional winner)

If you and your team win, your solution will receive a spot in Build for Earth – the unique acceleration program organized in collaboration with our Partner Community, a proven concept from the Government mission Hack for Sweden

Support from QMUL

Mona Jaber

Mona Jaber

Other support

Get started before the beginning of the Hackathon.

You will have support and access to mentors, workshops, cloud credits, livestreamed sessions, presentations, open data, statistics, and other resources provided by the project management team and the partner community.

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