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Hackathon + Final Presentation

  • Socrata 705 5th Ave S #600 Seattle, WA (map)

Part four of the Seattle Social Good Series, brought to you by IxDA Seattle & Open Seattle.

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

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Final Presentations: Saturday, September 16  |  6–8p  | @ Socrata

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Civic Innovation

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?

Criminal Justice

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?

Community Engagement

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?


Supporting Organization:
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?

Special thanks to our sponsors!