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30 Sept 2021
Hack for Earth
We are proud to announce that we have been accepted to join Hack for Earth – the global online hackathon to solve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Expo 2020 in Dubai. Together with teams worldwide, we’ll take on the most critical global issues the world is facing right now. Read more by pressing the link below.
22 Sept 2021
Codemotion magazine writes about TheHeroLoop
Codemotion writes about how TheHeroLoop won Call for Code Challenge and what’s next for TheHeroLoop.
31 Aug 2021
The Largest Independent Startup Ecosystem nominates TheHeroLoop
TheHeroLoop has been nominated for Nordic Startup Awards. The Hero Loop is a Web3.0 webbapp where people anonymously login by using a Hiro wallet, where trolls are blocked by AI, and where you are awarded for doing great deeds and help reduce climate change in your neighbourhood. It is the place to go for citizens to be matched with others with the same interests, where you contribute to your community’s health and well-being, and thereby help our world reach UN’s SDG goals for 2030. Every action counts. You receive non monetary points and rewards to help you in your life, and there is a leaderboard enabling gamification so people hopefully will keep using The Hero Loop. Everyone can make a difference with this free service. Everyone can be a hero, and every “looper” can make a hero by repeating requests for help.
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 citizen driven innovation.
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.
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.
THE FEMALE QUOTIENT Talks about our CEO Bente Acking
There are so many stories to be told of the participants in Call for Code, which is a global initiative created by David Clark Cause and supported by Founding Partner IBM and Charitable Partner United Nations Human Rights, but those personal experiences that are most powerful are the heartbeat moments.
In this 5 part series, you’ll hear about moments like this. You’ll learn about the ambitious stories of several highly-innovative women dedicated to forging new pathways, solving problems from different angles, and turning purpose into action.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
14 October 2020
Become a local hero with AI
Bente Acking presents TheHeroLoop at Barrel.ai hosted by Hbg Works. Barrel.ai 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.
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 Read.me description in our GitHub.