We’re convening an education-focused hackathon on the weekend of June 1-2 in New York City, and want YOU to be a part of it. We’re bringing together developers and creative technologists to focus their design and coding chops on compelling learning needs. It will be fun. It will make an impact.
Share your makes with each other and a set of inventive judges (from TED-Ed, Teach for America, Big Spaceship, Blueridge Foundation, Fast Company, and Lerer Ventures).
Held at The Center for Social Innovation, the hackathon will consist of two tracks:
1 – Design + Build your own learning apps or games that address high impact needs and themes surfaced by EDesign Lab and New Visions for Public Schools. Make and show what a digital learning experience could be — that might take the shape of a web app, a mobile phone app, an interactive game, a physical interface, a kinect hack.
2 - Contribute to open source prototypes of K12 learning applications that have been tested in schools and prototyped by the EDesign Lab. We encourage project forks and entrepreneurial adoptions of these projects. We would love for folks to adapt, extend, or otherwise tinker with them and imagine creative ways to utilize them with students.
Compelling hacks and hackathon winners will have the opportunity to get feedback and a pilot session in a school(s), consultation with Mozilla WebFWD (an Open Innovation Accelerator Program), and a mentorship meeting with DreamIt Ventures. Other fun surprises (like a Gif-Myself station) to be announced. Keep updated via our website: http://www.edesignlabs.org/hackathon
Unique to this hackathon, we’ll be sprinkling in playful ways to push creative energies along.
There will be awesome people. Join us!
About the Organizers
EDesign Lab is a nonprofit initiative to foster collaboration between technologists and teachers to design, prototype and incubate imaginative technologies that can promote and enhance new forms of digital learning experiences. Our lab teachers work in schools from Rockaway Beach to downtown Brooklyn and the South Bronx. Our lab technologists have worked for organizations such as the Huffington Post, Big Spaceship, RGA, and the Liberty Science Center, and also independently publish and exhibit their work everywhere from TechCrunch to NPR and the Museum of Modern Art.
New Visions for Public Schools is one of the largest education reform organizations and works in partnership with the NYC Department of Education to manage 73 public schools and 4 charter schools (serving over 40,000 students in all five boroughs).
Developers for Good
Developers for Good is a community of technologists using their skills to make the world a better place. Through in-person meetups and the CodeMontage platform, we connect motivated developers of all skill levels with social entrepreneurs so together they can improve the world.
CodeMontage is a platform providing coders the opportunity to improve their skills by improving the world. Our coders receive open source, social good challenges and develop visible professional portfolios while building capacity for humanitarian organizations.