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French government invites tech geeks to create security apps

The 'Hackathon Nec Mergitur' competition was organised by Paris city hall in partnership with a private computer programming school to gather programmers and members of the civil society to create digital tools enabling to help police and state services in 'their mission of prevention, alert and crises management

French government invites tech geeks to create security apps
Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo talks with students of the the private computer programming school 42 after the closure ceremony of the 'Hackathon Nec Mergitur' competition on January 17, 2016 in Paris. The event was organised by Paris city hall in partnership with the private computer programming school 42 and will last three days. The aim is to gather programmers and members of the civil society to create digital tools enabling to help police and state services in 'their mission of prevention, alert and crises management'. (AFP/Getty Images)
French government invites tech geeks to create security apps
People take part in the closure ceremony of the 'Hackathon Nec Mergitur' competition where finalists projects are presented at the private computer programming school 42 on January 17, 2016 in Paris. The event was organised by Paris city hall in partnership with the private computer programming school 42 and will last three days. The aim is to gather programmers and members of the civil society to create digital tools enabling to help police and state services in 'their mission of prevention, alert and crises management'. (AFP/Getty Images)
French government invites tech geeks to create security apps
Founder of French telecom and Internet company Iliad and of the private computer programming school 42 Xavier Niel (L) attends the closure ceremony of the 'Hackathon Nec Mergitur' competition where finalists projects are presented on January 17, 2016 in Paris. The event was organised by Paris city hall in partnership with the private computer programming school 42 and will last three days. The aim is to gather programmers and members of the civil society to create digital tools enabling to help police and state services in 'their mission of prevention, alert and crises management'. (AFP/Getty Images)
French government invites tech geeks to create security apps
Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo (L) speaks with Founder of French telecom and Internet company Iliad and of the private computer programming school 42 Xavier Niel (R) during the closure ceremony of the 'Hackathon Nec Mergitur' competition where finalists projects are presented on January 17, 2016 in Paris. The event was organised by Paris city hall in partnership with the private computer programming school 42 and will last three days. The aim is to gather programmers and members of the civil society to create digital tools enabling to help police and state services in 'their mission of prevention, alert and crises management'. (AFP/Getty Images)
French government invites tech geeks to create security apps
Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo (R) speaks during the closure ceremony of the 'Hackathon Nec Mergitur' competition where finalists projects are presented on January 17, 2016 in Paris. The event was organised by Paris city hall in partnership with the private computer programming school 42 and will last three days. The aim is to gather programmers and members of the civil society to create digital tools enabling to help police and state services in 'their mission of prevention, alert and crises management'. (AFP/Getty Images)
French government invites tech geeks to create security apps
People take part in the closure ceremony of the 'Hackathon Nec Mergitur' competition where finalists projects are presented at the private computer programming school 42 on January 17, 2016 in Paris. The event was organised by Paris city hall in partnership with the private computer programming school 42 and will last three days. The aim is to gather programmers and members of the civil society to create digital tools enabling to help police and state services in 'their mission of prevention, alert and crises management'. (AFP/Getty Images)