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Podcast series on topics from civic hacking to design thinking

 
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SEASON 1 | CIVIC HACKING

EP 1. INTRODUCTION

What is a hackathon?

How is a civic hackathon different?

What is our civic hacking model and movement?

What do people actually do over the weekend?

What are the roles that I need to consider?

How do your templates help?

 

EP 2. PEOPLE

Who is in your community?

Why is it important to do community mapping?

Why is it critical to find missing audiences?

What if people don’t have technical experience?

 

EP 3. IDEAS

How do we select the challenges?

What are sample challenges?

What happens if we aren’t the experts?

How do people form teams?

What questions should you be answering?

 

EP 4. ACTION

How do we set intentional goals for our event?

Who does the judging?

What should the judging criteria be?

Should we have prizes?

What does the layout look like? What do we need?

 

EP 5. FUNDRAISING

Does our event need sponsors?

How to get sponsors?

How to manage sponsors?

What materials do you need?

How to make your asks?

 

EP 6. WEBSITE CONTENT

Why having a website is important?

What should be on your website?

Common mistakes to avoid?

Website Design 101?

What other links/tools/APIs should you have?

 

EP 7. AVOIDING PITFALLS

How to recruit successfully?

How to address impactful challenges?

How to avoid hurdles at the hackathon?

How to deal with vendor management?

How to tackle team dynamics?

How to deal with sensitive social challenges?

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SEASON 2 | DESign Thinking

EP 1. DESIGN THINKING FOR SOCIAL IMPACT

What is Design Thinking?

Why should we use it for the social good?

How to actually use the tools in activities?

Why executing is so hard?

What are the tools we will cover?

 

EP 2. TEAM STORYTELLING

How to build a bond between teams fast?

How to introduce the element of play?

How to get people working together with ease?

How to highlight strengths?

How to build on this activity with pipelines?

 

EP 3. AFFINITY MAPPING

What is Affinity Mapping?

How can we use this for social good work?

What are the benefits?

What are the downsides?

How to analyze your data?

 

EP 4. FIRST GLANCE

How to build your observations?

How to understand your team bias?

How to active listen to others in the team?

How to build powerful personas?

 

EP 5. FORCES OF CHANGE

How to identify elements for change?

How to identify elements against change?

How to get agreement on the elements?

 

EP 6. FRANKENSTEIN TEST

How to test if the project will be sustainable?

How to build out a budget based on $200?

How to address pilot hurdles?

How to explain all the elements of the project?

How to highlight the top priorities?

 

EP 7. CRITERIA CHECK 

What is your project scope?

How to build in scalability?

Does it address a civic need?

How urgent is this?

What skills do you need?

What is the timeline?

Is this event fun?