The Vatican (yes, the Holy City) is organizing its first ever hackathon

“No, I did not have to pitch the idea to the Pope,” laughs Jakub Florkiewicz, the co-initiator of the first Vatican Hackathon in history. “But the participants of the event hopefully will,” he adds. So how did this unlikely event come to be? “It’s a story about a student arriving in Rome with an idea, and finding people who got excited about that idea,” Florkiewicz tells me. “Passionate myself about hackathons, I had the luck of meeting people – Vatican insiders – who actually were thinking of launching one at the Holy City and inviting youth to help organize and participate…

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