Hackathon for Movember.
The event is a 12hr hackathon to try and spread the message of Movember and help them strive towards their goal to stop men dying too young.
This event is open to everyone (all genders, ages and experience levels) with a software development or design background. You don't have to come in a pre-formed team, although that's cool. we will help bond people together sometimes literally :)
Once you've got your team you then will use the 12 hours to bring these wonder inducing applications/solutions to life before pitching them to the judges.
The theme of the event is based around the Movember strategy which includes
Give men the facts
Change behaviour for the better
Create services that work for men
Bring the brightest minds together
Listen to the community and advocate for men
We plan on having 3 tracks (with their own prizes) and they are
Kindly sponsored by Intel® Edison use some of their innovative Edison kits to develop wearable or IOT themed solutions targetted at helping spread the Movember message and compete to win the Intel® Edison Prize of £200 and an awesome seeed rover kit
Social Connections/Building Community -
As we age, men lose touch with their social connections. This refers to any or all relationships that men have, from friends, family members and partners to colleagues. The lack of strong social relationships makes it difficult to navigate through significant life events, such as break ups, loss of a loved one, workplace transitions or becoming a father and increases the risk for depression, anxiety and suicide.
We want you to propose an innovative, out-of-the-box concept that could lead to products or services that increase levels of social connections and feelings of belongingness for men. Project ideas should provide new solutions or fresh approaches to generating, restoring and strengthening the social connections of men.
Catch All -
Other ideas which that support Movember and it's strategy
We'll provide food, drinks, mentors and plenty of motivation.
We're working on prizes, speakers and swag.
Unable to come but would like to sponsor us? Well pop on over to https://uk.movember.com/events/view/id/qvQw and do your thing!
For any sponsorship enquiries please reach out to Patrick Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org