Inspiring the Future – Social Innovation Hackathon
Collaborate – Innovate – Change
What is a Social Hackathon?
A hackathon is an event where individuals from multiple sectors work together on short-term projects. These events are intended to be intense, engaging and collaborative. The aim is to inspire, enthuse and ignite an innovative style of thinking, and help to create concepts which could be turned into new ventures or processes.
Hackathons are a fantastic crowdsourcing tool for innovative ideas and solutions.
COVID -19 has created unprecedented challenges across many sectors and has drastically decreased the ability of services to engage with and support communities, particularly in disadvantaged areas where the digital divide is prevalent. The aim of this hackathon is to explore pioneering new ways to deliver social inclusion projects such as South Dublin County Partnership’s Inspiring the Future project, under the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Your participation in this hackathon will be instrumental in the development of a robust & innovative response to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. Winning ideas will be brought forward and applied to the Inspiring the Future project & all ideas will be shared throughout SDCP to inspire innovation across the organization.
December 9th 2020 from 10am – 12pm.
Online via Zoom.
This will be a small hackathon with limited numbers of stakeholders from a range of sectors including schools, community services, business, tech and young people themselves. Ideas from this hackathon will be brought forward to a larger hackathon in early 2021. Volunteers are welcome to attend 1 or both of the hackathons.
We are looking for…
- Young People (over 14 years)
- Community Workers and Community Educators
- Individuals with experience delivering education – online & in-person
- People with knowledge & understanding of the digital divide
- Home School Community Liaison Officers
- Teachers & Principals
- Anyone with an interest innovation or creative problem
Volunteers from a broad range of backgrounds are needed for this morning of innovation, collaboration and change making. We are particularly interested in volunteers with the following knowledge and skills:
- Software developers
- Design skills
- Design thinking
- Project managers
- Business knowledge
- Delivery of education (online & face-to-face)
- Knowledge & understanding of the digital divide
- An interest innovation
There are several roles available to volunteers:
- Participation in the group sessions
- Presenting on some innovative solutions that already exist
- Consultation on planning & delivery of the hackathon
- Mentoring for the teams
If you are interested in attending please complete this short registration form here.
For more information contact Triona at firstname.lastname@example.org.