“Hey Cuba Hackathon Event”
at Florida Vocational Institute Friday March 11th to Sunday Mach 13th
 

Miami, FL –The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba’s (FHRC’s) “Connect Cuba” campaign will be the presenting sponsor of the “Hey Cuba Hackathon” with the goal of discovering new, innovative ways of bringing free and uncensored Internet to the Cuban people.
 
The “Hey Cuba Hackathon” will take place from Friday March 11th, beginning 6 pm through Sunday March 13th at the Florida Vocational Institute at Mall of the Americas, 7757 West Flagler Street #220, Miami, FL 33144.
 
This three day “hackathon” will bring together novice to expert programmers from Miami, the U.S., and even Cuba, to participate in a contest to connect Cubans to the web via the Apretaste! Email platform. The event will feature food, prizes, and even mentorship from programming experts. There will be more than $1,000 in cash prizes issued to the top applications plus some extra “bonuses” to be announced during the competition.
 
“At the heart of the Connect Cuba mission is to advocate for a free and open Internet for all Cuban people. To that end we are always looking to collaborate with creative platforms like Apretaste! and their hackathon in order to achieve the ultimate goal of tearing down Cuba’s cyber wall once and for all,” said FHRC Communications Director Jose Luis Martinez.
 
Apretaste! President Salvi Pascual added “Connect Cuba made this event possible. Their support will help connect thousands of Cubans connect to the Web.”
 
The event is open to the press. For more details, please email: jmartinez@fhrcuba.org.

To register for the event, please click here.
 
The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (“FHRC”) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1992 to promote a nonviolent transition to a free and democratic Cuba by empowering independent Civil Society within Cuba.  FHRC maintains regular contact with human rights defenders and civic activists who are working for change in Cuba through nonviolent means.  FHRC feels a profound responsibility to support and empower Cuban Civil Society in its efforts to nonviolently transition to a free and democratic Cuba that has zero tolerance for violations of human rights.

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