VanFutures Hackathon aims to resolve some of Vancouver's challenges

Sep 30 2016, 9:36 pm

A hackathon involving 40 designers, developers, and strategists will take place this weekend with the goal of solving some of Vancouver’s biggest challenges.

The VanFutures Hackathon will use design thinking methodologies to create solutions to things like the city’s Zero Waste Challenge, the affordable rental housing crisis, and the green enterprise challenge, in just 48 hours.

Participants will take their ideas from brainstorming, to prototyping and presenting, all in one weekend with mentorship from creative directors, developers, and strategists from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Cossette, Drive Digital, Samsung, PH1 Media, The&Partnership, and SFU Radius Ventures.

They’ll all convene at RED Academy and will present their ideas to Vancouver city councillor Andrea Reimer, Meredith Powell of The Next Big Thing Foundation, Donovan Woollard with SFU Radius Ventures, and Mo Dhaliwal of SkyRocket.

Winners will have their ideas considered by the City of Vancouver and will win scholarships to RED Academy and Spring University.

The keynote speaker will be the founder of Vancouver Mural Festival David Vertesi.

VanFutures Hackathon 2016

Where: RED Academy – #200-1490 West Broadway, Vancouver

When: Friday, September 30 to Sunday October 2

Tickets: $25 to participate. Tickets are still available – click here to purchase.

Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of VanFutures Hackathon.

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