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This virtual hackathon started July 7 and ran through August 31. The task was to find technology solutions to enable remote audits of FSC companies. This is one of FSC’s most technologically challenging problems: how to conduct audits in a world where auditors can’t be there in-person. Audits ensure the integrity of the FSC system, and it is therefore crucial to find innovative ways to continue doing them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unique to this hackathon is that all participants are working together, because multiple apps working concurrently are needed to ensure that FSC’s high standards are maintained in a virtual audit. They are writing good code that does good for forests.

The winners of the hack will be announced September 22nd, so stay tuned!