Experimental Civics builds spaces for design thinking, imagineering, & civic hacking.

See how our past events, hackathons, & workshops have had a social impact.

Stay tuned for our 2018-19 Event Announcements here.

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All Day Design Thinking Workshop

In Austin, Texas at the Microsoft Headquarters, over 130 third graders were asked how they would improve their city and their education. They brainstormed using affinity mapping techniques and then submitted their answers digitally.

 
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Rebranding, defining, and scaling Austin's annual civic hackathon...

 

In Austin, Texas at St. Edward's University, we worked on everything from event logistics to project judging to branding. Our revamp was to ensure that this event would grow to scale its local impact and be the one-stop-model for how other communities could adopt a civic hacking model for lasting change. 

 

 
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Launching a brand new hackathon for the blind and visually impaired community to improve accessibility, sustainability, and quality of life.

Near Boston, Massachusetts, we tackled 6 challenges to solve hurdles faced by real people with visual impairment at home, school, in the workplace and in the community.

 

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The McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin stepped into the social impact scene with their 3P Hackathon.

We created an immersive, human-centered design sprint to solve diversity & inclusion, clean technology & waste, and sustainability in Austin. Website here

 

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At Girl Day on the University of Austin,Texas campus, we ideated with over 8,000 elementary and middle school students on how to improve their education, transportation, and city.

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At Maker Faire Austin, we hosted a 3-day Civic Hackathon on Disaster Relief. We hacked three challenges related to responsiveness, communities in crisis, and supporting first responders at the front lines. 

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