#sxsw #hack4good

Claire Dunn

@clairejordanATX

March 15, 2015

Hacking the Hackathon

for the civic & social good

HACKATHONS ARE GOOD FOR NOTHING.

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HACKers
EVENT
OUTCOME

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  • ATX Hack for Change 2013
  • White House Champions of Change + Civic Hacking Workshops
  • ATX Hack for Change 2014
  • Featured by National Day of Civic Hacking 2014
  • Tech for Justice Austin 2015
  • ATX Hack for Change 2015

HACKers
  

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HACKers
EVENT
OUTCOME

Who are they?

Really?

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PROJECT CHAMPIONS

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WHAT DO THEY WANT?

To make something cool...

...while having a great time.

...and will get used...

...that addresses a known issue...

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HACKERS

  • Incorporate Different Skills
  • Acknowledge Different Roles
  • Fulfill a Shared Goal

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EVENT

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HACKers
EVENT
OUTCOME

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EVENT

  • Build a Tolerant Timeline
  • Feed Brains & Hearts
  • Focus on Collaboration

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OUTCOME

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HACKers
EVENT
OUTCOME

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COMING UP WITH HACK-READY IDEAS IS HARD.

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2013: 

7 out of 19

PROJECTS PRESENTED (37%)

 

   

 

 

 

2014:  

17 out of 25

PROJECTS PRESENTED (68%)

2013: 

7 out of 19

PROJECTS PRESENTED (37%)

OUTCOME

  • Focus on Human Stories
  • Foster Really Good Projects
  • Invest Time Up Front

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"LIFE HACKS"

"BODY HACKING"

"HACK FOR GOOD"

VOLUNTEERS = HACKers

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RISKS & CHALLENGES

  • Cultural Perception
  • Year-Round Energy
  • National / Local Balance
  • Organizational Effort

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HACK IT:

  • Hackers: people Who Know the Problem and People Who Can Create (Lots of Different) Solutions

  • Event: Treat YOUR HACKERS Well & Make Participation Rewarding

  • Outcome: Hacking Starts Long Before the Event and Continues Long After

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WHAT'S THE MAGIC SECRET?

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YOU HAVE TO GIVE A DAMN.

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Hacking the Hackathon

for the civic & social good

#sxsw #hack4good

Claire Dunn

@clairejordanATX

March 15, 2015

SXSW - Hacking the Hackathon

By Claire Jordan Dunn

SXSW - Hacking the Hackathon

Let's make hackathons good for something.

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