The final push for all projects in the series will culminate in this 24-hour hackathon followed by group presentations during the Seattle Design Festival!
Hackathon: Friday, September 15, 5p–9p to Saturday, September 16, 9a–6p | @ Socrata
Final Presentations: Saturday, September 16 | 6–8p | @ Socrata
Supporting Organization: Democracy Lab
Problem: Procurement in Government benefits more established projects
Research Question: What motivates civic hackers to start projects?
Supporting Organization: Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC)
Problem: Different shelters have different data-collection & don’t share information well
Research Question: How do workers at different shelter systems collect information?
Supporting Organization: Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)
Problem: Most access tools for mobility require a smartphone or access to technology
Research Question: What do digitally isolated community members look for from
transportation or at a new location?
Supporting Organization: Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD)
Problem: Several communities lack a voice in the direction of our local planning
Research Question: How do we help eliminate racial disparities in Seattle’s criminal justice
Immigrant and Refugee Resources
Supporting Organization: Mimi Globe Goods
Problem: Refugees struggle to integrate into a new community & find work
Research Question: How might we offer an automated self-service relationship to our customers that is supported by a direct, personal assistance relationship as and when needed?
Supporting Organization: Pinion
Problem: Elected officials lack methods to engage with citizens for policy decisions
Research Question: What prevents citizens from engaging on policy issues?
Problem: More and more people living in Seattle are being forced to move out of the city due to increases in housing costs.
Research Question: How might we design a solution to help reduce this problem?