HackSummit is a Hackathon for Change, produced by the team behind DeveloperWeek, DataWeek, and API World. The focus of the HackSummit in San Francisco, June 2014 is solving SF Bay local problems. That means we will focus the problem sponsors on non-profit and for-profit initiatives that affect the SF Bay area!
HackSummit is a 30-hour event that kicks off Saturday June 14th at 10:00 AM and ends Sunday June 15th at 6:00 PM. Here’s how the event works
HackSummit is based on a principle of Cross-Disciplinary Open Innovation. By connecting Problem Sponsors (Organizations) and Technology Sponsors (API’s and backend tools) and Participants (developers, designers, entrepreneurs, students, business execs, industry experts) we aim to create change in both the public and private sector.
HackSummit has no centralized disciplinary focus except for convergent innovation itself. That means we do not prioritize non-profit or for-profit innovation, we do not prioritize broad humanitarian goals above or below institutional technological goals, we do not prioritize pure science or applied science goals. Each HackSummit may have a broad-based city or industry theme, but we encourage each theme to be interpreted as broadly as possible!
10:00 AM: Doors Open and Breakfast
11:00 AM: App Idea Pitches + Sponsor Talks
12:00 PM: Lunch + Networking
1:00 PM: Final round of app idea pitches for team organization
2:00 PM: Coding!
6:00 PM: Dinner
8:00 PM: Drinks for all
2:00 AM: Late Night Snack
10:00 AM: Doors Open
4:00 PM: Final team presentations
The first is to locate and solve a specific problem. For example, if apartments in San Francisco are too expensive, you could build an app that allows for subletting and room sharing.
The second is to seek to understand what caused that problem. Why is housing in San Francisco expensive? Why aren’t new buildings being built fast enough, and why can’t new SF residents easily commute from farther areas of the SF Bay? Where is the data on SF Bay real estate investment or on SF Bay construction laws?
The third is to create organizations of experts that can seek out and tackle those specific types of problems. Tackling the San Francisco housing crisis requires non-profit activism and for-profit investment that can push through economic and policy reform that benefits the greatest number of people.
HackSummit aims to create Third-Order change of organizing the industry experts across disciplines who can engage in problem-solving using a "hackthon" type of innovation process.