Hack for Sweden is an initiative to raise awareness and demonstrate the value of government agencies open data. It is a community consisting of over 30 government agencies and individuals who want to create sustainable impact with the tool of open data.

An annual 48-hour hackathon is the core event of Hack for Sweden.

The Hack for Sweden Award

Momentum AI with Match Yourself
Motivation: "They found a way to solve a big social problem and a big challenge and they did it by finding a way to quicker find the right job. They used innovative technology like machine learning and they did it with a unique combination of personality testing plus company culture."

The service let's you walk through a proven scientific method for understanding the personal traits by asking 20 question and by combining Arbetsförmedlingen APIs (ontology and real-time job api) we collect information about matching words used to describe certain job categories to get a personality score of a job to be match with. This is futher analysed to get the top matching jobs for the person at hand.
Eric Leijonmarck Birger Moëll Viktor Qvarfordt Anton Osika

Read more about the solution at https://devpost.com/software/match-yourself

Best Visualization/data analysis

Overstellar with Biologg
Motivation: "By using existing needs and data from government agencies, adding engaging interfaces with gamification, taking it to the next level. Collecting information literally from the grassroots and aggregating to scientists and decision makers. With an innovative mindset and digital competence but also a strong focus on the relevant technologies - the nature itself is in 3D after all."
Daniel Eriksson Anna-Karin Bergkvist Sini Tinfors

Read more about the solution at https://devpost.com/software/biologg

Best use of deep tech

None with Resilient distributed crisis information
Motivation: “In the jury we have today seen a lot of different teams present different solutions on how to react in a crisis situation. The challenge is this; when crisis strikes the first thing that goes down is usually the networks. So for our Deep tech prize we have decided to focus on the team behind resilient distributed crisis information, that focus on infrastructure and standing the frictions of infrastructure."
Johan Dahlberg Robin Audeer Steinar Sturlaugsson

Read more about the solution at https://devpost.com/software/resilient-distributed-crisis-information

Best benefit for the public

Division by Zero with Location rank
Motivation: “There is a lot of ongoing debate in the world about the future of jobs. We stand before a divided, unsure and ever changing employment market. With this as backdrop, the winners of the Benefit for the Public Award want to make available a platform to nurture entrepreneurship and make it more possible to pursue and monetize everyone’s own personal dream.” Ludvig Persson Rafal Paliwoda Anton Fenske

Read more about the solution at https://devpost.com/software/locateme-dj81wu

Participants choice award

Delta with the solution Delta
Alexander Tuoma Jonas Valfridsson Karl-Oskar Rikås Emelie Lou-Lou Pei Isak Lindhé Jesper Fridedors

Read more about the solution at https://devpost.com/software/delta-4c7pkn


The Hackathon

A hackathon is an event where enthusiasts collaborate intensely to develop software over a short period of time. Multidisciplinary teams work on assigned challenges. A jury evaluates the entries in accordance to certain criteria and finally announce a winner. The purpose of Hack for Sweden is to stimulate and increase the use of open data.


During the 48 hours, you will brainstorm and use open data to code solutions to the announced challenges. The prize Hack for Sweden Award will go to the team that in the most innovative way demonstrates the possibilities with open data.

Open Data & Open Source

Open data is data that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed by anyone. Several agencies contribute to Hack for Sweden with open data. Open source is code that is open for anyone to reuse and develop.

Rule Book

To participate in Hack for Sweden you must work on one of the announced challenges, use data from at least one of the contributing authorities and make your solution open source and not violate any of the stated rules.