Let's hack disinformation

Would you like to fight disinformation in the online environment using smart technologies or increase resistance against false information in an interactive way?

Prize money of 6000€


Join the fight
against disinformation

Disinformation has proven to be a real threat to democratic countries. Whether we speak about social topics, politics or health care, false information that has become viral on social media and other media channels can cause serious harm to the citizens.

EU countries are constantly coming with new ways on how to stop the spread of false information, but as we can see, only an innovative tech solution can bring a real change.

One of the ways to bring new and innovative ideas is through a hackathon. An event during which professionals and enthusiasts from various fields meet and work together to create a solution for the problems our society is facing each day.

Let's hack disinformation - challenges

1. Demasking of disinformation
  • Identification of harmful content using smart technologies

  • Detection, labeling and fact-checking of disinformation in the online environment

  • Marking the harmful content on the Internet via an automated system

  • Validating the information shared on social media
2. Media literacy
  • Interactive testing of the media literacy

  • Interactive identification of disinformation (e.g. a game, a test, other…)

  • Increasing of awareness and resistance against disinformation, building trust towards mainstream and state media

Examples of possible solutions

Mobile app
Web page
Digital comics
Virtual worlds, games and simulations
Online test


Piatok – 7. October

8:30 – 11:30
Opening ceremony

11:30 – 12:15

Workshop “Design thinking and creation of MVP”

Beginning of teamwork


Late lunch

14:00 – 16:00


16:00 – 17:00

First prototype consulting with mentors

17:00 – 18:00


18:00 – 24:00


Sobota – 8. October

00:00 – 8:00

8:00 – 9:00


9:00 -12:00

Hacking + consulting with mentors

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:00

Workshop “How to present your idea and prepare a creative presentation”

14:00 – 17:00

Creation of a short prototype to present your solution in front of the jury

17:00 – 19:00

Pitch contest + Solution evaluation by the jury


Evaluation results announcement

20:00 – 22:00

After party


The owner of the topics of the first Hackathon is the Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization of the Slovak Republic (MIRRI).
The minimum of 2 people including a speaker e.g. a person that will present the idea, and understands the business and the challenge; and a tech expert who is able to create a prototype or a clickable version of the application / web / product.

As soon as you submit your application, a member of the hacknime.to team will contact you within 24 hours (either by email or by phone) with further information and the procedure.

If you register after the capacity is full or you will not match the criteria for the participating teams, you will not be chosen as the participant.

The basic scoring scale includes:

  • Experience in the IT and TECH industry or
  • Experience in design thinking procedures or
  • Experience in the so-called sprint procedures, SCRUM master certificate or
  • Experience in drawing up business plans, new businesses, creating prototypes or MVP or
  • You are a high school student focused on computer technologies, economics, business or design (both product and digital) or
  • You are a student of a university focused on computer technologies, economics, business or design (both product and digital)< /li>
  • If you do not meet any of the above criteria, you can still prove that you have personally participated in at least two hackathons in the past (it is necessary to prove the output of these events)

⇒ If as an adept (or combined your team) meets at least two requirements from the above criteria, you have the right to participate in the hackathon. The more requirements you fulfill, you move up in the ranking.

Teams or individuals will be able to register until October 5th, 2022, or until the maximum capacity.

The attendee capacity is up to 60 people.

Basic elements of the Solution / POC / MVP / Software:

1. Functionality (description):

Solution / POC / MVP / Software works and meets at least basic user functions

Score from the jury: 1 to 10

2. Completion of the assignment / Relevance (description):

Solution / POC / MVP / Software related to the theme of the hackathon and defined challenges

Score from the jury: 1 to 10

Idea and use cases of the Solution / POC / MVP / Software:

1. Creativity (description):

How creative is the idea of ​​the Solution / POC / MVP / Software?

Score from the jury: 1 to 10

2. Viability (description):

How relevant is the use or use of the Solution / POC / MVP / Software in practice, to solve the given challenge

Score from the jury: 1 to 10

User experience:

1. Intuitiveness / UX Solutions (description):

Is the overall user experience intuitive? Does the Solution / POC / MVP / Software make sense from a user UX point of view?

Score from the jury: 1 to 10

2. Added Value of the Solution / POC / MVP / Software (description):

How quickly will the added value of the Solution / POC / MVP / Software become apparent at first use? Is complex documentation required to understand the Solution / POC / MVP / Software?

Score from the jury: 1 to 10


1. Feasibility (description):

Does the Solution / POC / MVP / Software really work? Is the Solution / POC / MVP / Software easy to scale? The potential of the solution to be actually implemented with the resources that are actually available

Score from the jury: 1 to 10

2. Uniqueness (description):

How is the Solution / POC / MVP / Software Original? Is it something that has not been done before, unique even compared to the competition?

Score from the jury: 1 to 10


Quality of presentation, visual page, content, presentation of information in an interesting form

Score from the jury: 1 to 10

Total score will determine the winner

The organizer and owner of the hackathon theme has the motivation to bring, based on the innovative hackathon event, new solutions for our company, improvement of existing available solutions or otherwise innovate the current state. The competition team can come to the hackathon with a ready-made solution, but it must be visibly demonstrated that, thanks to the hackathon, consultations with mentors and experts, the transformation of its ready-made solution into the final form for the requirements of the Topic Owner took place.
Participation is free of charge. All costs are covered by the organizer.
Yes, participants will be allowed to continue hacking during the night.
Each participant needs to bring his / her own laptop or any other hardware that he / she needs to work on challenges. Other things will be provided by the organizer such as WiFi, food for the whole day (buffets, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks).
The hackathon organizer guarantees full meals and snacks throughout the entire event in the form of buffets. Drinks are provided as well.
Winning teams will have a chance to participate in the development and implementation of the solution in cooperation with the topic owner.

The winning team, which will implement its solution, concludes a License Agreement with the Theme Owner. This is a non-exclusive license that is limited to the territory of the Slovak Republic and is unlimited in time. This means, it does not limit the author at all in the dissemination of his work as part of his commercial activities. On the contrary, the owner of the topic (always a public administration institution) is authorized to distribute the license in the interest of the economy within public institutions. The author remains the owner of the work, the owner of the topic has only such a non-exclusive license. In addition, if the winning teams do not agree on the implementation of the winning solution with the Theme Owner, the winning prize money may not be returned to the Organizer.

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First place wins €3000

Registration of competition teams is open. Just fill out the registration form and then we will contact you in time with all the details, you will receive all the information about the competition, news and details about the challenge.