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[ENG] 18 June 2021 – Hack for Earth Foundation interviews TheHeroLoop
TheHeroLoop tells our story of winning several hackathon’s and the journey from idea to product at Hack for Earth offices in Stockholm, Sweden. Hack the Earth Foundation bring creative and engaged citizens and organizations all over the world together in hackathons and other events, they find real solutions to the 17 SDG global goals, and bring them to life. Their mission is creating sustainable tech solutions for the good of society through citizendriven innovation.

[ENG] 15 June 2021 – IBM GOTO Meetup – Making Sense of Measures
TheHeroLoop tells our story at the IBM GOTO meetup. Created for developers, by developers, GOTO is a software development content and events platform focused on gathering the best minds in the software community. The GOTO event series goes beyond conferences held online and in Chicago, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. They also hold meetups with their network of speakers year-round. Each meetup is designed for developers who want to stay up to date with the latest tools, technologies, processes and practices in the software industry. 

[ENG] 12 May 2021 – WeAreDevelopers – Future of Tech Day
WeAreDevelopers Live is a virtual event series loaded with educational and inspirational talks, gathering some of the most prominent names in the dev world to speak their minds about trends, technologies and challenges of tomorrow in software development. Listen to  Stephanie Cleijpool, Developer Relations Lead EMEA at IBM interview our founder Bente Acking. Combat loneliness: how hackathons can help revolutionize our society:

[ENG] February – April 2021 – Six students chose TheHeroLoop for their internship
TheHeroLoop welcomes six students who will work together in our environment setup – a place to try out and acquire new skills in an agile setting. We believe helping students prepare for work life is an important part and have an apprenticeship  culture for our business. We partner with private education institutions, and offer a deep tech platform where students can be mentored by experts, and learn without limits. We test and build around a skill-based paradigm, where productiveness, cognitive and technical skills lead to jobs.

[ENG] 18 January 2021 – Hack for Earth Foundation picks TheHeroLoop as one of the most innovative winning solutions
Connecting everyday heroes with those in need. The Hero Loop is bringing citizens together and connecting citizens in need of help. The Hero Loop AB, founded October 2020 in Sweden, is a jury awarded social app bringing citizens together and connecting citizens in need of help with help from other citizens nearby.

[ENG] 7 January 2021 – IBM blogs about Santiago volunteering in TheHeroLoop Community
Learn new skills by working on volunteer projects. Full-stack developer Santiago Arriaga didn’t really know about Kafka before he joined TheHeroLoop Call for Code team. Apart from having a good time online with the team, he learned how to use Apache Kafka and how to connect with AI and ML services.

[ENG] 11 December 2020 – TheHeroLoop joins Nordic Edge
Nordic Edge is supporting TheHeroLoop by providing a free membership to their smart city innovation cluster. The membership will give TheHeroLoop the opportunity to collaborate with the Nordic Edge ecosystem, access their investor programmes and more.

[ENG] 18 November 2020 – TheHeroLoop is interviewed by IBM at DN Unlimited Conference
Founder of TheHeroLoop Bente Acking is interviewed by IBM Stephanie Cleijpool, Manager Developer Relations IBM Europe  at DN Unlimited Conference Europe’s biggest data science gathering with 100+ speakers and 5000 participants. Find us a 16:28-16:46 “Combat loneliness: How hackathons can help revolutionize our society”.

[ENG] 6 November 2020 – Winners of Nordic Smart City Hack
See the closing ceremony where TheHeroLoop are announced as winners, and read the submission. The prize is meetings and possible collaboration with European Commission EASME, The Swedish Institute and Helsingborg stad to make TheHeroLoop come to life.

[ENG] 5 November 2020 – Submission to Nordic Smart City Hack
While we are working on MVP1 to finish up, we have new ideas for MVP2 which are submitted to the Nordic Smart City Hack. You can read the submission here.

[ENG] 29 October 2020 – Community help during Covid and beyond
After TheHeroLoop had been announced as regional winner of the Call for Code Challenge in Europe I had the honor of interviewing two of the team members of TheHeroLoop.

[ENG] 28 October 2020 – Announcing the 2020 Call for Code Regional Winner Europe: TheHeroLoop
Head of the Call for Code Jury for Europe, Robin Weninger, announces the Regional Winner Europe: TheHeroLoop. The team will receive $10K and solution deployment support to make their solution available to everyone.

[ENG] 17 October 2020 – TheHeroLoop will participate in Nordic Smart City Hack 2-6 November 2020
The Nordics are in the  forefront of innovation, sustainability and standard of living. TheHeroLoop will participate with new idea to help build the future of Nordic cities.

[SWE] 16 October 2020 – TheHeroLoop vann IBM:s Call for Code i Europa!
Vi är oerhört hedrade och så glada över att ha vunnit IBMs tävling ”Call for Code” i Europa med The Hero Loop! Här är min berättelse om hur allt startade och vad som hände längs vägen till vad som blev en europeisk förstaplats i den globala tävlingen.

[Eng] 15 October 2020 – Winner of IBMs Call for Code Challenge Europe
TheHeroLoop is the regional winner of IBMs 2020 Call for Code Challenge in Europe. TheHeroLoop will receive $10K and solution deployment support to make their solution available to everyone. 300,000 participated from 168 countries!

[Eng] 14 October 2020 – Become a local hero with AI
Bente Acking presents TheHeroLoop at hosted by Hbg Works. presents experts from the Öresundregion on AI & ML topics. Listen in to what is new within the AI & ML world. TheHeroLoop pitch starts at 24:18, where you can also see a demo.

[Eng] 31 July 2020 – TheHeroLoop enters IBM Call for Code Challenge
The team enters the challenge with this video about a lonely elderly called Agda and how we can help her, together with a description in our GitHub.