Hacktivation for the Homeless – Preparation
On March 28th, 29th, and 30th ReAllocate is hosting the next Hacktivation – a purpose-driven hackathon that connects nonprofits and social impact projects with skilled tech volunteers. Hacktivations begin with a series of pitches for projects, followed by a weekend-long push to make them a reality. This time the event will focus on homelessness in San Francisco.
To ensure that the projects can make a real impact ReAllocate is partnering with local nonprofit organizations devoted to serving the homeless. By having these organizations identify the challenges to be addressed, the Hacktivation will focus on real world problems with achievable solutions. This event marks the beginning of a bimonthly series of events facilitating collaboration on social impact projects and ongoing civic participation.
The nonprofits partners have identified a variety of problems and challenges as well as some possible solutions. Projects include capacity building opportunities to help organizations with their internal technology needs, long term technology projects that work between organizations to help address gaps in the current system, and community engagement opportunities to get directly involved with the local community. A full list of projects is available here.
On March 28th local nonprofits will be presenting the projects they need help with and over the course of the next two days participants will be working closely with them to build the solutions they need. If you have skills that you want to reallocate, sign up and join the Hacktivation!
ReAllocate’s Hacktivation for the Homeless Partners
Caravan Studios, Code for America, Coit Group, Community Housing Partnership, Dev Bootcamp, Episcopal Community Services, GLIDE, Goodwill, HandUp, Highground Hackers, Hospitality House, Innovation Alley, Larkin Street Youth Services, Lava Mae, Lyft, Project Homeless Connect, SF Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation, Shareable, Social Enterprise Alliance – San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, Spotify, St. Anthony Foundation, St. Francis Living Room, Tenderloin Housing Clinic, Tenderloin Technology Lab, Yammer, Zenput