San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Sometimes charity things can get a bit earnest and serious. We want our hack days to be creative wildcards that get deployed into the real world.
Those new things could be new fundraising tools, charity betting apps, games, Facebook apps that harness social connections for good causes, or brand new products that deliver charitable benefits. To bring different tones, modern branding and inspiration. There’s no gimmicks, large prizes, freebies for attending – it’s all about making stuff people want, and that stuff making a difference. We are awarding small cash prizes, coaching and education to help complete projects and to help market winning ideas.
Who will participate?
Developers, designers, idea-makers of all creative sorts. Cross-disciplinairy teams will be formed on location depending on ideas.
The +70 participants will upon arrival be able to hear previous participants experience/inspiration, ideate new ideas, create groups and start working. The hack days will be facilitated with planned mentorship meetups to keep everyone up to speed and leave no team left behind.
Rights to apps?
The initiators and creators of the apps will be credited, all apps and code created will be licensed and released under a creative commons licence for charitable use. http://creativecommons.org/
When & Where
TheGivingLAB.org - SeeTheDifference.org
The Giving Lab is a initiative by the See The Difference (Registered Charity: 1127980), aiming to create new ways of giving to charities. We are supported by NESTA, Comic Relief, The Baring Foundation, Cabinet Office, Nominent Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, Pears Foundation and Serene.