Broadly speaking, hacking is creative problem solving, it need not involve technology or have the aim of creating an app as an outcome. A hackathon is any event of any duration in which people come together to solve problems and most run parallel workshops, Elle said.Some of the goals of hackathons include:
1) What are we good at?
2) What has COVID done?
3) What else do we want to do?
It was suggested that hackathons and design-thinking are a modernised and more sophisticated version of the simple 'suggestion box'. It was also highlighted that more mature/senior/seasoned individuals are getting involved in start-ups and entrepreneurship and bring immense wisdom. It was further noted that Rotary may have a role to play in bringing lived experience of problem solving in community issues to the start-up sector who may have tech skills but lack application in the real world (or could lead such initiatives).
The Rotary Club of Southbank look forward to organising/participating in a hackathon for change soon. Stay tuned!
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