San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The OWFA Kick-off Hackathon is a free, non-competitive, open-to-everyone event where writers, artists, designers, programmers, managers, editors, speakers, and many others, all come together to help brainstorm, write, design and build out the One Web For All community resources.
We’re aiming to put together a series of resources that address and counter many systemic issues people are facing every day, such as exclusive work cultures, hostile online communities, and more. These resources will support anyone willing to work towards a better, more inclusive world.
Participation is free, but we have optional donation tickets to support Double Union.
More info: onewebforall.us
What if I don’t code?
While we’re calling it a hackathon, we’re explicitly welcoming everyone, regardless of their skill or talent. Writers, artists, designers, managers, editors, speakers, and, yes, programmers. But it’s not limited to digital workers: maybe you’re a baker, a stand-up comic, a local shop owner, or something else. Whatever your skill, you’re welcome — and we know we’ll find a way for you to contribute.
Do I have to work on the OWFA projects?
Nope! The listed projects are provided as starting ideas, so that no one needs to feel pressured to come up with their own project or idea.
Can I bring my own project(s) to work on?
Yes! Independent projects are welcome as long as they abide by our Code of Conduct. You can submit your project ideas ahead of time by emailing us, so that we can list it on the site for others to be inspired by.
Do I have to attend both days?
While it is certainly not required, we do encourage everyone to participate in both days to the best of their abilities. We understand and respect that you may have obligations and/or responsibilities that may require you to leave early, and that’s fine—all we ask is that you inform your team(s) of this at the start of the day.
What do I need to bring?Ideally, you would bring your own laptop (or tablet), power supply, and if desired, writing/sketching materials. We unfortunately do not have the ability to provide computers for people to work on, but even with just pen and paper you can contribute meaningfully.
One Web For All is a new grassroots, non-profit organization helping businesses and individuals learn more about creating welcoming, inclusive cultures. The planned OWFA website will host resources and how-to guides for companies, conferences, community managers, editors, and individuals interested in fostering inclusivity in their physical and online spaces.