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Sheffield Refugee Hackathon
Fri, Feb 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – Sat, Feb 6, 2016, 6:00 PM GMT
We're delighted to announce that we finally have a date for the inaugural Sheffield Refugee Hackathon. It'll take place at Yoomee's offices at the Electric Works over the weekend of 5, 6 and 7 February (or as much/little of these days you can spare).
Please make sure you get your free ticket here so we know who's coming and can provide enough space etc.
The plan is to use the Friday evening for:
- people to get to know each other, if they don't already
- pick an idea (from those proposed on the attached write up: https://www.dropbox.com/s/b0yjx28zwseetx1/Refugee_Forum_2015-12-08.pdf) and get a proper understanding of it from the 'sponsoring' refugee organisation
- form teams to take the idea forward and develop it into something useful over the weekend, and potentially beyond.
Please feel free to arrive at Electric Works any time after 1700 on the Friday but we'll be starting at 6pm. Reception closes at 1730, so if you arrive later please ring Yoomee's number 0114 286 6228 and we will let you in at the back of the building at the entrance there.
Yoomee will provide beer, soft drinks and pizzas in on the Friday to make sure you don't go hungry or thirsty.
On Saturday we plan to be back in the office from 1000, and again you'll need to ring to get into the building as reception doesn't run over the weekend. We'll organise food informally, as and when people need it. And there's the option to come back on the Sunday too, should anyone want to from 1000.
Please remember to bring along a laptop (if you have one).
In the meantime you can prepare by checking out the following links:
Hackpad about the Hackathon:
Write up of requirements workshop:
Original blog post:
About Tech Fugees in London:
Look forward to seeing you soon!
Please note as all time and energy is being given voluntarily over the weekend there will no prizes, financial incentives or sponsorship opportunities; just camaraderie, fun, and the opportunity to help some amazing organisations which are extremely pushed for time and resources themselves.