London | Sanitation Hackathon


Congratulations to the winners of the London Sanitation Hackathon!

1st place: Upraise my Loo /upraise-my-loo

2nd place: Quick Financial Sustainability Check /quick-financial-sustainability-check-0


3rd place: LatrineSurfer /latrinesurfer

A summary of projects as of Saturday dinner:

Photostream of the action here:

Big Thanks to Andrew Stott and Alex Kay for their thoughtful judging!

Andrew Stott was the UK Government’s first Director of Transparency and Digital Engagement, creating He continues to advise the UK Government as a member of the UK Transparency Board, is a senior consultant to the Transport, Water and ICT Group in the World Bank and is on the Advisory Board of the Open Knowledge Foundation. 

Alex Kay is the Managing Director of Opera Ventures and Executive Trustee of the Qismat Development Fund. Among  many innovations around economic models, he developed the world’s first “Micro Donations Platform”, which empowers anyone to raise funds for a cause and has integrated over 150,000 charities and NPOs worldwide.

And don’t forget, you can still Hack at Home through the Sanitation Apps Challenge:

The London Sanitation Hackathon was organised by:


THANK YOU to Unilever’s Domestos Brand who generously supported the London Sanitation Hackathon.


Thank you to the organisations donating prizes for winning solutions:

Hub Wetminster will award a 2 month evening membership to the winning team giving them access to 12,000 sq ft of central London Superstudio space and a community to help turn their ideas from action to impact. Joining the community gives you access to the work space, meeting rooms and 100Mb/s high speed fibre optic wifi, worth over £360. They will also have the chance to network with over 400 active and engaged social and civic entrepreneurs, tech start ups and designers as well as a global community of over 5000 changemakers working at the forefront of innovation.

TechHub are proud to offer a prize of 6 half day workspaces for a team of up to 7 (valued at £300), as a way of thanking you for your hard work and dedication to such a worthy cause. TechHub is a community for tech product entrepreneurs  we try to provide you with the tools and opportunities to make your StartUp better, quicker!

Geeks Without Bounds is offering a prize of two mentorship sessions to the team deemed “most needed to continue.” An accelerator for humanitarian projects, GWOB helps good ideas reach deployment readiness. Everyone is encouraged to apply to the full acceleration program between December 1st and 10th.


Thank you to all who endorsed or contributed to the London Sanitation Hackathon!

We are very pleased to have the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship endorsing the event and inviting its community members to join us.

Arup is pleased to be a partner, sharing its wealth of knowldege and expertise in the sanitation sector.










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Event date and time 
Saturday, December 1, 2012 – 10:00 to Sunday, December 2, 2012 – 17:00

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