posted this on December 5, 2011, 16:01
Hello there! We're thinking of prototyping an OpenIDEO Hackday, very likely in London first and then expanding out from there. We would love to get the community's builds on how to structure / promote / recruit for such an event.
Based on the great technology ideas arising out of challenges like Amnesty and Oxfam, we're looking to specifically devote a hackday to building out the technology and design solutions to these ideas, pairing designers with developers.
Have you attended a successful hackday event?
What do you think worked and did not work?
What would you bring over to the OpenIDEO Hackday event?
How could designers and developers work effectively together in an adhoc hackday?
And finally, if you are located in or around London, would you be interested in attending?
There have, of course, been quite a few discussions about the potential of a live hacking event for OpenIDEO. Take a look at these concepts from our Impact Challenge: