Planning a hackathon can be resource-intensive beyond regular event planning where you just have to order some catering and put up some décor. A hackathon is more of a niche event in terms of the setup and running of the event, so don’t miss the details! They are important.
During our Skype conversations, we often found ourselves coming back to this question. Most of these conversation circled back to the potential of local innovation. After all, it’s people who know what they, their families and their communities need. All we need is a way to uncover that knowledge and transform it.
Per Sarah’s experience as a civic hacker, local community efforts such as hackathons can do just that… and it is in these pockets of creativity that we believe lies the power to push progress towards positive outcomes.
So here are 5 ways that you can use local hacking sprints to change the world.
I had a moving conversation with another guest about what the future meant for the city and how we could better preserve the personality while also building a city where life could be lived again. Where the diverse culture could be elevated in line with the technology.
And there you had it. Munching on toast, I could feel the weight of loss settling in our conversation. So how should our cities evolve?
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Sarah Sharif (r), Founder and CEO of Experimental Civics based in Austin, Texas and Charlotte van Oostrum (l), freelance consultant and researcher in content strategy, design and management and Community Developer for Offcourse.io based in Rotterdam Area, The Netherlands met each other at SXSW 2017 and started to churn over this question.