Group of software engineers with their laptops, coding for the N3XTCODER hackathon

Supply chain transparency is rapidly becoming a priority for global companies and brands. Many industries have a significant social and environmental footprint, which applies across all stages of the product life cycle. Consumers are demanding more information on topics such as ethical labour regulation, environmental impact and sustainability. Current tech solutions need to be further developed to meet those needs.

By 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets will be required to sustain current lifestyles. Do not accept the status quo of today’s world! Join us to make a difference with your skills.

''My motivation for taking part was to challenge myself and to get out of the daily routine to contribute to working on a philanthropic cause that end up helping people.''


Zalando Volunteer, #HackSCT18

Get direct early access to our ventures! You can join our tech for impact online community and contribute your skills to your favorite Venture. In our online forum you can connect with the hackathon team and support those who have the potential to create impact at scale! Join the discussion.

Designers and developers, the #HackSCT ventures need your support

During the hackathon you get the opportunity to apply your skills to a real-world product. You will be surrounded by industry experts and other partners from our network. You will get a better understanding how innovation in supply chains can lead to more sustainable production patterns. Learn from social entrepreneurs how they identified “hot spots” within the current system and how you can help to increase their impact with your skills. Broaden your network and learn from other social entrepreneurs how easy it can be to become a changemaker.

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Software and development - coding in any language

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UI and/or UX design - generating mock-ups and visualisations

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Data modelling and mining - SQL, noSQL, or other ways to work with data

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Business modelling and the process of analysing viability and value of a product or service

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Marketing and the process of communicating the product or service to customers and user

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User experience or how to model the interactions with the product/service - generating wireframes and user flows is a bonus

You don't need to prepare, however we encourage you to inform yourself about sustainable consumption and production solutions. Also don’t forget to bring your laptop and charger.

You can ́t make on the day? Join our tech for impact online community instead. In our online forum you can get in touch with your favorite Venture and contribute your skills whenever you have time. Join the discussion!

What is it like to take part?


  • N3XTCODER recieved your application via form, which is used to match you to the right team via motivation and skills.
  • You will receive only emails regarding the event, application process, and ventures.
  • There is a discounted travel rate by train available on request.
  • At the door you will be welcomed and given guidance to find your team and meet with the ventures.

About the Hackathon

This is the second hackathon of our #HackSCT19 Series, designed to connect impact driven Ventures with industry experts from adidas AG, Deutsche Bahn AG, Volkswagen Group, Zalando SE, and the N3XTCODER tech for impact community.

In the series of three hackathons in 2019 we build powerful interdisciplinary teams that work on real challenges that contribute towards more sustainable patterns of consumption. The opacity of the supply chain is a major issue for brands and companies. Consumers are demanding more information on topics such as ethical labour regulation and environmental impact and the status quo cannot provide this.

We reviewed more than 100 pitch decks and Supply Chain Transparency startups to invite the most promising impact-driven ventures for our #HackSCT19 Series. Together we inspire global companies to improve their supply chains and open the doors for social innovation. With our experience in building exceptional teams, we match you to the venture who needs your skills to reach the next level!

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Impressions from #HackSCT19

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