We're hacking happiness and need your help!
Come join the H(app)athon Project Committee and invited guests as we launch our Mobile Happiness Indicator Survey (mHIS) and discuss issues around emerging technology and well-being/happiness.
This event is being organized by Carlos Somohano of Data Science London, Stewart Townsend, co-founder of Big Data Week with Carlos, and Stan Stalnaker of Hub Culture. Carlos, Stewart and Stan are all on the Advisory Committee of the H(app)athon Project.
- J.P. Rangaswami, Chief Scientist for Salesforce and H(app)athon Committee Member.
- Dr. Mark Williamson, Director of Action for Happiness (pending)
We've designed the evening to teach attendees about the central areas we're focusing on - Quantified Self, The Internet of Things (emerging mobile/media) and Subjective Well-Being/Happiness. Our speakers will introduce these ideas, and then the evening is about you.
For the second half of the evening, we'll break up into groups to play an interactive game to brainstorm ideas around how we could create a new vision of holistic value for the world utilizing emerging technology. For a full description of how the event works, please refer to our H(app)athon Project Workshop Toolkit and consider running your own event!
Our work hinges on the idea of crowdsourcing a Happiness Indicator (like Bhutan's Gross National Happiness) so we can eventually build an App that will act as a real-time, interactive 'well-being indicator for the world.' More details at our site: www.happathon.com.
The H(app)athon Project Update:
We launched on December 28th and had a nice write up in Mashable, A Hackathon For Happiness. We had over 750,000 impressions on twitter of the word "happathon" and are building up media and other partnerships.
We hope you can join us for this invite-only (yes, we consider you to be influencer-types) event. Help us get h(app)y!
Note - we're filling up fast and tickets are on a first come, first served basis. If we fill up, however, we'll try to offer another event in London soon. Thanks for your interest!
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John C. Havens
John C. Havens is the founder of The H(app)athon Project and author of the upcoming book H(app)y -- The Value of Well Being in a Digital Economy (Tarcher/Penguin, 2014). He can be reached @johnchavens.