Community Innovations Hackathon

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WHAT'S A HACKATHON?

  • Anything novel or new that creates or adds new social value, as perceived by the person or community
  • Something that results in greater impact, or costs less and adds greater impact to the community

There is a hard cap on the number of participants in the Hackathon experience. If you are interested in participating in one of the two Hackathons, please take part in this brief survey to let us know which Hackthon you plan to attend, and if you're interested in serving as a table facilitator.

HACKATHON TOPICS

Participants will join teams of ten to develop innovative ideas to solve one of two pre-selected major challenges faced by communities. No pre-work is required. Topics include:

Creating Opportunities for Older Adults to Live Healthy, Active and Independent Lives

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ROLE OF THE PARTICIPANT

  • To understand, but not be limited by the complexities of the topic/challenge
  • To reframe the topic/challenge, as needed throughout the experience
  • To speculate on new possibilities that address part of, or all of, the topic/challenge
  • To actively listen for ways to build and advance the ideas of others collaboratively
  • To go with the “flow” (the nature of discovery is heuristic)
  • To demonstrate your passion for the topic/challenge to elevate the work of your team

Are you passionate about or do you have a strong background in one or both of the topics/challenges being presented during the Community Innovations Hackathon at the CLC? Contact Mike Fandey, VP, Learning & Conferencing at mike.fandey@uww.unitedway.org to become a Table Facilitator during the Hackathon.

ROLE OF THE TABLE FACILITATOR

  • To be the primary “process guide," keeping your team on schedule and on track to produce a winning Pitch and Blueprint
  • To be the scribe (write down your team's ideas) or identify someone on your team who will
  • To understand, but not be limited by the complexities of the topic/challenge
  • To reframe the topic/challenge, as needed throughout the experience
  • To catalyze your team to generate innovative possibilities, and then build in feasibility to the Pitch and Blueprint
  • To demonstrate your passion for the topic/challenge to elevate the work of your team

Join the Community Innovations Hackathon conversation on United Way Online.