Coworking spaces have a pool of talent who want to help. There are a large number of social projects in the area that need this talent. We’ve found there are a lot of problems that come up in the process of connecting the two in a sustainable way for long term impact. The aim of this hackathon is create innovative solutions to these problems.
Coworking spaces are built around the ideas of collaboration, community-building and sustainability and filled with ambitious, innovative people from many different professions and backgrounds. How do we connect the members of our coworking spaces to community projects in an impactful and meaningful way while using the coworking space as a hub? Can we design a pilot framework that is sustainable and that can be scaled to other coworking spaces around the world? And how can we build out this global network of people and projects?
What is a hackathon?
Originally for nerds and computer programmers to come together to solve complex problems. Hackathons have merged into a great way to solve problems fast. People contribute individual skills and form teams to work together to help solve problems over a short period of time. This is a high energy and positive environment, where you’re also supported by mentors and industry leaders to help you innovate and solve problems. Register today to help create change.
I don’t think I can contribute
Everyone can contribute you don’t have to be a computer programmer; our hackathon enables people with a wide range of skills and expertise to come together. It doesn’t matter if you are a artist, fresh graduate, veteran business person, marketer, data scientist or someone just looking to create positive change, your brain will be valuable asset and will offer all participants the chance to upskill their knowledge and skillet and meet new people.
I don’t have any skills or knowledge I can contribute!
Yes you do! Everyone thinks differently or has hidden skills that can contribute in fresh ways. Don’t be scared- we are in this together and you’ll be supported by mentors and other participants
What do you get out of this?
- Meet and collaborate with amazing people
- Contribute to sustainable change
- Feel satisfied solving complex issues in a team environment
- Learn new skills
- Be mentored by industry professionals & leaders.Some food and drinks provided
- Closing Party
- Prizes for the winning team
More on the theme and problems that need to be solved.
The basic theme of the hackathon is many people using coworking spaces want to help the local communities they visit and give back in some way. Many of the community projects need skills (marketing, web development, labour, business development, ideas, copywriting etc). Coworking spaces have people with all of those skills and there are volunteers who want to help, but there are issues in connecting potential volunteers with the community projects see below:
Who are we trying to help?
Non-Profits, NGO, Community projects and leaders trying to create sustainable change.
Some of the problems we need to solve:
– Community projects need reliable volunteers. A volunteer who is not reliable can do damage to a project and actually set it backwards. How can we hold volunteers accountable?
– Many potential volunteers are just passing through, so how do we utilise those people without having the community projects break down when they leave?
– If a coworking space refers somebody and they turn out to be unreliable, this reflects badly on the coworking space which can jeopardise any system which relies on the coworking space vetting volunteers.
– The community projects often don’t have an automated way to get volunteers up to speed, so they spend time giving the same information to new volunteers. This takes away from the time they could spend on the actual project. Can we come up with some standardized way of documenting a project and its needs so that we can ease that burden on community projects?
These are just some of the specific issues that are facing each of the stakeholders. At the event we’ll have a more exhaustive list of issues along with some speakers talking about their specific experiences in relation to these issues. The aim of the hackathon is to pick one or more of these issues and find a solution for them.
What will the hackathon produce or solve?
We don’t know just yet, but that’s the idea, we think some of the solutions will help the coworking spaces find community projects that they can add value to.
The Hackathon Weekend
Day 1 – Friday April 21, 2017
5:30 PM- Doors open for participants
6:00 PM- Opening Ceremony
6:45 PM- Education on Problem from Community and Coworking space POV
7:45 PM- Dinner
8:30 PM- Discussion and group building exercises
Day 2- Saturday April 22, 2017
9:00 AM- Participants Arrive
9:30 AM- Pitches, voting on pitches, team selection, team registration. Announce format for the day. Distribute pitch deck templates.
12:00 PM- Indonesian Lunch
2:00 PM- Mentor sessions begin
6:00 PM- Indonesian Dinner
Day 3- Sunday April 23, 2017
9:30 AM- Review format for the day
12:00 PM- Indonesian Lunch
1:00 PM- Register for Pitch practice with mentors (optional)
2-3 PM- Optional Pitch Practice with Mentors
4:00 PM- Submit Pitch decks to events team
4:30 PM- Pitches Start
6:00 PM- Pitches End
6:00 PM- Hacks are the future keynote
6:30 PM- Announce winners
7:00 PM- Closing Party
Free monthly memberships to the winning team.
How much does it cost?
We are charging a small fee to cover the costs of food staff the rest is of the cost is sponsored by Dojo to cover costs.
Q. Can I attend?
A. If you are eager to brainstorm ideas and work hard to find solutions centered around the theme of coworking spaces and community impact projects, then yes, we would love for you to join. Those are the qualifications for applicants.
Q. How do teams work?
A. We will form teams on Saturday morning. You will have a choice to pick who you want to work with and on which project. We want everyone to be excited and motivated by their teams and their project.
Q. What if I don’t have a team?
A. Most people coming don’t know anyone else and we will help everyone to find a team. So, it’s actually a positive thing to come alone; this is a chance to make new friends and get inspired.
Q. Do I need to come prepared with a pitch?
A. Nope! Just bring your laptop, creativity, and positive vibes.
Q. How does registration work?
A. Sign up and pay the fee of 250k rupiah at Dojo Front desk or click the REGISTER button below. We will send you a confirmation email with more information to prepare you for the hackathon.
Q. Does this cost money?
A. Yes, 250k rupiah. This money goes toward food, drinks and other supplies to make this an amazing and effective hackathon. Everyone working on the hackathon has full time jobs and is volunteering their time to make this hackathon a success.
Q. What will I eat?
A. Dojo provided food:
Friday evening: pizza (provided by Dojo)
Sunday Lunch: Indonesian buffet (provided by Dojo)
Sunday Dinner: after party dinner (provided by Dojo and other sponsors)
On your own :
Saturday Lunch: lunch at Dojo cafe (discounted pricing)
Saturday Dinner: group outing to restaurant on the beach
Q. Where will I sleep?
A. There are tons of guest houses close by that are affordable and clean. We can help recommend a few for you to stay.
Q. How do I get there?
A. The hackathon will be held at Dojo Bali Coworking space. The address is : Jalan Batu Mejan No.88, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Canggu, Bali 80361. Here is a google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/KuzH6BUyJYt. Head as if you’re going to Echo Beach and Dojo will be on the right hand side.
#### Event Registration Instructions ####
Pay 250K in cash at Dojo front desk or register here to pay online, you will receive an invoice and your tickets once payment is complete. You’ll then be on the mailing list and we will keep you up-to-date, what are you waiting for! Register Now!
We are happy to annouce our main food sponsor will be Made’s Bakery!