We produce large, universally-lauded cause hackathons that have significant social impact. They are fun for participants, results-driven for stakeholders, and tangibly beneficial for the world. If you’re new to tech, read more about hackathons here. Get in touch if the projects below resonate with you. We’re working on producing them over the course of 2016-17. The universal theme continues – socially beneficial causes that resonate globally.
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Hack4Equality is a 7-week hackathon aimed at providing technological solutions to critical problems facing LGBTQ communities in North America and around the world.
An international hackathon that brings together the brightest minds in dementia management, patient care, and healthcare technology to tackle pressing challenges faced by caregivers and people with dementia. In 2014, it was the world’s first hackathon dedicated to helping people with dementia and their caregivers. Clients and Partners include the UK government, Linode, the Ontario Brain Institute, GitHub, City of Toronto, Ryerson University, and more. In 2015, DementiaHack Toronto was headlined by Facebook and the UK & Canadian governments with Airbnb, Aimia, Telus, RBC, Baycrest, National Post, and others sponsoring.
America’s foremost court hackathon
Introducing this legal hackathon that had its inaugural start in Salt Lake City, UT, March 4-5, 2016. The core of every legal system is defined by access to complete, accurate, and timely information. Technologies developed in the past decades have completely revolutionized the way we interact with this information. Although times have changed, many aspects of our court systems have not. Historically mired before the ever-widening digital gap, our institutions have much catching-up to do. CourtHack is an initiative by the National Center for State Courts and HackerNest that directly addresses this problem. (plus, a Supreme Court Justice on the judging panel!)
Want to organize a hackathon?
We very selectively produce custom hackathons for others >> both internal corporate exercises that synergize the disruptive forces from within an organization, and large-scale, open-to-the-public hackathons that draw together the best developers in our communities. Successful hackathons – themed, multi-city, hardware, internal innovation, even non-tech “hackathon-style” workshops – inspire everyone. Click here and get in touch for a free initial consultation.
Notable past productions:
HackerNest Construct Hardware Hackathon
A 24+ hour, mega-fun programming competition focused entirely on creativity and the innovative use of technology. (NOT business plans, commercial viability, or monetization). In 2014, it was the largest hardware hackathon run in Canada. Clients and sponsors include the likes of Klick Health, Yellow API, Mandrill (a Mailchimp company), SendGrid, Softlayer (IBM), Ryerson University, GitHub, Intelligent Headset, DigitalOcean, Frank & Oak, OUYA, Kiwi Wearables, Car2Go, and more.
Deloitte. Disruption by Design
A hackathon intended to shift company culture towards a more innovative and ‘failure-friendly’ environment that is encouraging of innovation, intrapreneurial impetus, and thought leadership. Colleagues build camaraderie, be rooted in real and relevant practical application (i.e. actual business issues), and encourage unfettered creativity. Every person involved walks away feeling inspired.
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