Tech for social good

#HELPINGHOMELESSHACKATHON

Wednesday 2nd August 5:30 – 7:30pm

The Wash House Cafe, The Abbey Centre, Westminster, London, SW1P 3BU

Free event open to all


CALLING ALL CODERS...

We need your help! There is a serious need and opportunity to support homeless people in London and worldwide. 

We welcome you to help us co-design a new platform from scratch that speaks directly to the needs and desires of homeless people and community services. At this event, we will provide a space for people to brainstorm some product ideas based on a challenge set by Dr Becky Inkster, and form a working group to take these ideas forward. As one of the key themes of the conference is around using technology to support the homeless to express themselves and to lift them back into society, an area we will be focussing on here is providing a way of allowing those who are currently homeless to seek employment in a way that works for them through the use of technology.

CALLING ALL who care...

This post conference event isn't just about brining together people who are wizards at coding up things. This is very much open to those who have lived experience being homeless, those who work in community settings to help homeless people, social workers, charity organisations, and so much more. If you are interested in attending and helping then you are welcome to join us!


Interested in attending?

We'd love to hear from you. We need to know numbers just so that we choose a big enough venue. So, if you'd like to come out and join us just get in touch for further details!

becky.inkster@gmail.com


generally speaking...Why is 'tech for social good' good?

Many reasons. Here's a few examples. It's important that those working within healthcare systems provide the time and expertise to support start ups and individuals interested in giving back to society. It gives opportunities to understand the domain, trial ideas and work together with domain experts to craft solutions that are technically sound and meet the needs of the sector.

For people with a technical background, it is important for us to hone our skills and give back to society at the same time. It is important that we work in partnership with those who know the business, support them to gain technical expertise at the same time as developing valuable products.

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