In 2018, the Festival organized a Hackathon for its partner Mediaset Infinity: the event was managed by the consulting department of Search On Media Group, in collaboration with the Infinity team.
The initiative was aimed at finding innovative solutions to increase the loyalty rate of Infinity users, by analysis data relating to the abandonment rate.
The Hackathon Infinity Mediaset was focused on some of the main topics related to digital innovation: Big Data, Machine Learning and Predictive Analysis.
The ARXivar Hackathon, scheduled for the second day of WMF19, saw 12 selected teams work to face challenges related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Blockchain.
The goal of the ARXivar Hackathon was to innovate the sector of information management and business processes, through the use of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technologies.
At the end of the working day, a cash prize with a total net value of €6,000 was awarded to the two teams who proposed the most deserving innovative projects for the two different challenges.
During the last day of WMF19, the Festival hosted the Golinelli Hackathon, an event promoted and supported by Golinelli Foundation and CR Florence Foundation.
The kids from "Giardino delle Imprese" of Florence raced to create solutions to today's most prominent environmental challenges: waste, climate change and consumption.
In a few hours, the teams built a sustainable project for the Tuscan beaches.
Over the last few years, the Fake News phenomenon experienced a rapid growth, damaging both individuals and society at large.
In 2018, the WMF launched the Fake News Hackathon, with the aim of combating online disinformation and seeking solutions to the spread of fake news.
This competition was realized in collaboration with important players in the publishing, business and academic world.