About

Global DefTech Hackathon is an online event designed to bring together experts from defence, innovations and technology fields, young professionals, programmers, engineers and other interested talents to develop innovative products for the security and defence industry.

With the core mission to protect civic population during conflicts, Global DefTech Hackathon is designed to bring different nations together to share new ideas and develop innovative architecture and software solutions in the security and defence fields

GLOBAL DEFTECH HACKATHON 2020 is over

73 teams, including 25 foreign, registered, 49 teams competed and 36 projects have been presented

Winning teams

1st place

FAKEreveal

2nd place

AzOP Fables

3rd place

VR Soldiers

Challenges

Information Security

  • Secure information exchange solutions
  • Open source analysis and public data aggregation tools
  • Optimization of the Incident Management and Control Process
  • Prevention of data leakage from networks or computers
  • Risk mitigation tools for Internet of Things (IoT) devices
  • Solutions for protection against cryptojacking
  • Application and optimization of honeypots
  • Other relevant solution

Digital Deceit and Propaganda

  • Tools to observe , analyze and report online audience behavior
  • Tools for deepfake data identification
  • Online tools to identificate manipulated content
  • Bot detection tools
  • Fake account monitoring and detection tools
  • Tools for preventing algorithmic abuse
  • New methods for preventing deceit in social media
  • Other relevant solution

Defence Technologies

  • Transportation of explosives (unmanned vehicles, combat drones)
  • Interactive maps
  • Remote control mechanisms (Ground control of unmanned aerial vehicles (robots)
  • Application of micro-electromechanical systems
  • Other relevant solution

Civil Defence Technologies

  • Tools for improving information about conflict zones
  • Optimization of evacuation process and aid in active conflict zones
  • Tools for improving protection of the civilian population from war
  • Other relevant solution

How to Participate?

Form your ideas

Pick a challenge and with your teammates discuss possible solutions

Registration of the team

If you are confident about your idea and have a team with the necessary skills, registration is the next step

Evaluation

Teams will upload a video demo of the prototype or product according to the relevant challenge for the evaluation of judges

Program

The hackathon will start at 4 December and the teams will be hacking for 3 days.

Friday, 4 December

13:00

Opening event

14:00

Overview of agenda, mentors, rules and guidelines

14:30

Idea presentations (1 min)

15:00

Hackathon Starts

Saturday, 5 December

07:30

Working in teams

14:00

Checkpoint

15:00

Working in teams

20:00

Checkpoint

21:00

Working in teams

Sunday, 6 December

07:30

Working in teams

14:00

Checkpoint

15:00

Hacking ends. Silence hours

15:00

Evaluation round 1 by mentors within each challenge

16:00

Evaluation round 2 by Jury

17:00

Awarding ceremony

Registration is closed #globaldeftechhackathon

Awards

1st place
$10000
2nd place
$7000
3rd place
$5000

Mentors

Ismail Berkan

Leanovus Consulting - Principal Innovation Strategy Consultant

Ozan Sonmez

Head of Scaling - Global Innovation Catalyst LLC

Gunay Kazimzadeh

AI and Data expert

Hakan Kılıch

Researcher - Aviation&Defence İndustry

Alparslan Demir

Information Warfare expert

Imran Bagirov

CEO - Lotfi Zadeh Technology Center

Rashad Aliyev

Cybersecurity Expert

Rashid Aliyev

Founder, Hardware engineer - Horizon Next,

Shahmar Hajiyahyayev

Head of Information Security Department - E-Gov Development Center

Mammad Mirzayev

Head of Information Security Department - Innovation Center LLC

Mubariz Abdullayev

CEO - Madmedia

Nadir Novruzov

Cybersecurity specialist - CERT

Fahri Babayev

Spacecraft\Orbithal services manager

Dmytriy Podvorchanskiy

Chief Project Manager - Noosphere

Sergey Veretiuk

Head of Engineering School - Noosphere

Rustam Hasanov

Software application and strategic research expert

Vusal Salmanli

Founder and Principal Security Consultant - DEFSCOPE LLC

Bahruz Ibrahimov

Security Ambassador - Cisco

Elviz Ismayilov

AI Expert - “eazi START” Startup and Innovation Center

Emil Askerbeyli

Deputy Head - Cyber Security Service

Gurban Karimov

IT & Cybersecurity Manager - TANAP

İlgar Mammadov

Tech Lead - PASHA Bank Digital Engineering Department

Rashad Amirjanov

Tech Lead - PASHA Bank Digital Engineering Department

Robin Liendeborg

Consultant in UX Strategy & Service Design - Forefront Consulting Group

Aleksey Podbereznyi

User Experience Architect - Forefront Consulting

Elman Astanov

Software Developer - SSAPSI

Seymur Tagiyev

Software Developer - SSAPSI

Organizers

Partners

Main Partners

Digital Partner

Honorary judges

Ceyhun Salmanov

Deputy chairman - SSASPI

Hikmat Abdullayev

CEO - IDRAK Technology Transfer Company

Haluk Bayraktar

CEO - BAYKAR

Dr. Alper Ozbilen

Chairman of Board - Pavotek Group

Rashad Azizov

Head of Innovations and digital development department - MTCHT

Judges

Tural Mammadov

Director - CERT

Michael Ryabokon

Founder - Noosphere

Tal Catran

Founder - Tal Catran

Fariz Cafarov

Director - E-GOV Development Center

Halil Kemal Tashkin

Head of Information Security Department - Turksat

İsmail Ari

Director - Knowledge, Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship at Ozgeyin University

John Mathieu

Managing Director - Taqtile

Guidelines

FAQ