On my way to the e-residency hackathon

e-residency hackathon 2015From 11 till 13 September 2015 the Garage48 e-Residency Hackathon will take place on Vormsi Island in Estonia. For 3 days long IT-specialists, mobile developers, UX/UI designers, marketers, and project managers will work towards creating services for the e-residency project. And I’ll be one of these geeks.

What is e-residency?

Estonia created e-residency about a year ago. No matter where you live or what you do, anyone can become e-resident of Estonia. As e-resident you can sign documents online, file taxes, pay fines, start a business, and much more. No matter where you are in the world, e-Residency is the key to create location independent businesses. This way Estonia will become an innovative digital hub for modern entrepreneurs. More info about e-residency.

Why an e-residency hackathon?

At the moment several services are already created around the e-residency platform. Services in order to:

  • Establish a company online
  • Open a bank account in Estonia
  • Administer the company online
  • Digitally sign documents and contracts

But you can do so much more with the e-residency system. Therefore Garage48 is hired to organise this hackathon. And this is what they’re planning to do… “Let’s do things differently! If you’re crazy enough to get lost in the beautiful nature for a weekend to put e-Estonia on the world map then join the main event.”

Follow me at the e-residency hackathon

Why I became e-resident of Estonia is a great story for another blog post. Ever since I heard of it I was enthusiastic. It really fits my way of looking at the modern world and business life, so I applied for it straight away.

Same with the hackathon. I submitted my idea for a new service around the e-residency card and apparently the organisers liked it. Therefore I’ll be one of the geeks that will attend the hackathon on 11 September on Vormsi Island to work as a collective on this and other ideas. Exciting times.

I’m really looking forward to it. Want to know what we’ll be doing there? Follow me on Twitter for live updates of the hackathon. Of course I’ll also blog about it afterwards.