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Good For Nothing - Hackathon

Join us for a turbo-charged weekend of doing, hacking, making and solving, with good people and grub

Join the Good for Nothing Cambridge crew for an amazing weekend at Makespace. We'll be spending 48 hours helping two local ventures - Realife Trust and Cambridge Online. Both ventures have incredible approaches and inclusive communities. They're also in interesting transition points and could really use your help to jumpstart the next part of their future!

What's Good for Nothing?

It's a bit like a house party, but with people doing stuff rather than getting hammered. We'll have 48 hours to tackle some real-life problems for our two local Cambridge ventures.

We've asked them what the biggest challenges they're facing are - now we're bringing people like you together for a weekend to help solve them. We'll be spending a couple of days thinking, sketching, prototyping, writing and building - come and join us!

Who can come?

Anyone can join in, it's free and we won't ask you to make a huge commitment. We need social media gurus, strategists, UX designers, graphic designers, techies, thinkers, crafters, coders and more - if you think you have something to contribute, we need you!

How does it work?

It goes a little something like this:

What will the weekend look like?

Friday evening - briefings and drinks: 6pm - 9pm

Saturday - making and doing: 9am - 6pm

Sunday - making and doing followed by final presentations: 9am - 5pm

Lunch, cakes, snacks, tea, coffee and other drinks will be provided throughout the event.

You don't need to know anyone before you come along - just turn up and team up with people who want to work on the same problem.

Can I help in some other way?

Yes! Good for Nothing events are free for those that attend and for the ventures we help. For that to work we rely on generous and good-looking people like yourself.

Donations of stuff needed:

Have something to donate to get the weekend going? Food? Drinks? Post its? Hats? Please get in touch @GFNcambridge or [masked]

Volunteers needed:

This whole weekend is actually run by volunteers, including us organisers and the attendees! This means there's a pretty amazing vibe going on... Not sure if how you'd be able to help the ventures directly? Don't worry there are plenty of ways to take part in the weekend! We need volunteers to make tea, clear tables, take and edit video, take photos, welcome people, play music, run the social media sites, and more! Could you give up a few hours from 20-22 June?

See you there

Al, Mel, Lou, Danny and Helen


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  • Caroline H.

    Sounds fantastic - sorry I can't make it as on holiday but would be really keen to hear how it goes

    June 17, 2014

  • Alyzande

    Hope to be there as much as possible, depending on whether the kids allow me :P

    June 12, 2014

  • Al N.

    What a great thing
    Can't make this one sadly, but hope it goes well and repeats

    June 11, 2014

  • Daniel Garden changed the time from 7:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    June 11, 2014

  • Jonathan A.

    Danny, is this event still going ahead? When would you like to publicise it?

    May 12, 2014

    • Daniel G.

      Hi Jonny, I didn't realise this needs to be publicised for it to show up! COuld you help me out and get it public? Cheers,

      June 11, 2014

  • Daniel Garden changed the date and time from Friday, June 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM to Friday, June 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    June 11, 2014

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