SciFilmIt Hackathon Bogotá 2023

¡Prepárate para aprender, compartir con otros y crear una historia que genere impacto! Nos emociona mucho que quieras participar en esta Hackatón.

El evento se realizará el 3, 4 y 5 de noviembre en las instalaciones de la Universidad de los Andes y la Universidad del Bosque (sede Usaquén).

Organizing Team

These are the people behind SciFilmIt hackathon Bogota 2023. All sharing our passion for film-making, storytelling and science communication.

Julie Guardo

Julie C. Guardo Quintero (General coordinator)
Julie is a student of Literature, with a double major on Design and an minor on Digital Narratives at Universidad de los Andes. She is passionate about writing, art, and editorial design; skills in audiovisual management, disclosure, and social networks. Co-founder of the podcast "Léxeia: palabras en griego". She has experience with image and video design for music albums, short films, and posters. She writes short stories, with a publication sponsored by Gimnasio El Hontanar: "Puertas a lo desconocido", an honorable mention at the XXV Ramón de Zubiría Short Story Contest, and novels in development. She has participated in the role of facilitator in Bogota’s 2021 and 2022 SciFilmIt Hackathon.


Maria Camila Castillo (‘Universidad El Bosque’ logistic)

Maria Camila is a Journalist and Microbiologist. Throughout her life, she has always worried about scientific communication and diffusion. She has been the president of The Colombian Association of Microbiology Majors (AUMC) for a year, which is a nationwide association dedicated to promoting and spreading science around Colombia with the help of all 11 universities that offer a Microbiology major in this country. She also has experience with public speaking, participating in events like TEDxYouth where she has talked about the importance of interdisciplinary work between science, arts and communication. She is currently working with Fractales, a community dedicated to science communication from Universidad de El Bosque.


Carlos Guarnizo (‘Universidad de los Andes logistic)

Carlos is a biologist from the Universidad de los Andes, with a doctorate in Ecology, Evolution and Animal Behavior from the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently the leader of the Biodiversity Core at the Universidad de los Andes and also teaches Scientific Communication and Biogeography at the same university. He is the creator of outreach initiatives such as Ciencia Café pa Sumercé and Séneca Divulga. He manages the communications of the Uniandes Natural History Museum, and is co-creator and presenter of the TV show Embusters.


Ricardo A. Pinzón Nieto (Screening coordinator)

Ricardo A. Pinzón Nieto is A transgenerational entity, he has a millennialish personality albeit rooted in the X Files and grunge generation. He has an eclectic background, including Law (Universidad de los Andes), Sociology (Université de Lausanne), Film (Universidad Nacional de Colombia ) where Cinema is the cornerstone. He has worked as editor and producer in documentary films and documentary tv shows for NatGeo, FoxLatin America, Caracol Tv, TelePacífico, TeleCaribe and other platforms. He directed the film “Alias jj: evil celebrity (available on Netflix) and worked as Extras AD for the Swiss film “Mad Heidi”. He is currently the Communications Officer for the CUIDA Chagas Project. He has participated as filmmaker in Geneva’s, Lausanne’s and Zurich’s SciFilmIt Hackathon. He also made part of the organizing team in Bogota’s 2021 and 2022 SciFilmIt Hackathon.


Laura Forero (event and registration coordinator, mentor)

Laura is a student of Literature and Digital Narratives at the Universidad de los Andes. In June 2022, she presented the first degree project in Digital Narratives, focused on the design and production of transmedia narratives and World Building. She is a published author of poetry and has experience in the development of creative projects in different formats (sound, audiovisual, written, multimedia and transmedia), including scientific communication works.

Martiěn Arcila

Martín Arcila Rodríguez (mentor and volunteers’ coordinator)

Philosopher, promoter of civic culture and promoter of social appropriation of knowledge in educational and in community settings. A researcher in African American studies, their last article "Secular Notes on Caribbean Psychology" was a book chapter published by CLACSO.

Luisa Rodríguez

Luisa Rodríguez (communication and visual identity coordinator)

Luisa is a passionate and dynamic young woman who has discovered her main motivation in the world of Design. Her constant search for knowledge has led her to become a dedicated and versatile professional, with a strong interest in research and scientific dissemination, especially focused on the power of images and language. She has committed to being an integral agent in the creation and transmission of knowledge, with the firm conviction that Design can be a powerful tool for effective communication in the scientific field. She believes that design research is the key to driving innovation and creativity by providing meaningful solutions to current challenges.


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