Hack for Change 2018
September 28th & 29th 2018
Hack for Change: A Civic Design-a-thon is an empowering and interactive partnering between civic tech hackers and their community to address Charlotte’s challenges through design thinking techniques. From September 8-29th, we’ll be exploring challenges, obstacles and how we get everyone in the room work together.
Unlike a normal hackathon, we won’t even discuss building solutions during the two days. The focus is to explore the challenge, identify the obstacles, discover the stakeholders and develop a plan. We strongly believe in building with a community, not for them. Therefore, we want to include input and participation from residents, service users, resource providers, government partners and more before building a solution.
Open Charlotte Brigade’s annual Hack for Change: A Civic Design-a-thon event at Camp North End (1824 Statesville Ave, Charlotte, NC 28206) raises awareness about the Civic Tech Movement by empowering all residents with resources, advocacy and action. Our two half-days will revolve around conversations and lots of post-it notes. While we are technologists at heart, we believe that all good technology starts with people, a challenge and some post-it notes.