Weekend to bring two hackathons to Miami

Calling all social entrepreneurial and civic-minded innovators and developers: Miami is hosting a pair of hackathons this weekend. Hackathons are one-day or weekend-long contests that challenge teams to come up with technological solutions to solve particular problems.

Friday through Sunday, Venture Hive in downtown Miami is partnering with the U.S. State Department to hold its second annual Fishackathon, which will challenge technologists and innovators around the world to come up with apps and other tools for addressing challenges in sustainable fishing. Multiple cities are participating. Prizes include a trip to the Our Ocean’s conference in Chile and a chance to present at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. More information:

On Saturday, a civic-minded coding organization called Code for Miami is hosting its third annual #HackforChange at The LAB Miami in Wynwood. The event is set to coincide with National Day of Civic Hacking aimed at improving communities and governments. Its hackathon includes challenges in transportation, disaster preparation and relief, climate change and the Florida state budget as well as local challenges. More information: