Past Meetup

🛠️ Mandela Day Hackathon: Using Technology for Public Good

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Codebridge

1 Thicket Street, Newlands 7725 Street View (it's complicated) - http://goo.gl/maps/IfmKP · Cape Town

How to find us

We're the end-office UNDER Campground Road bridge. In the concrete parking lot behind Park Inn Radisson Hotel. Right in the corner opposite the entrance gate. Watch out - Google Maps will probably tell you to stop on top of the bridge.

Location image of event venue

Details

→ Interested in using your skills with technology for the public good?

We will be hosting a free technology focused Hackathon in honour of Mandela Day on Saturday, the 14th of July (Mandela Day is actually on Tuesday, the 17th of July).

We are hoping to building some tools with you in service of the public good. Think basic static hosted HTML websites, tinkering with hardware and creating open-source resources. All range of projects are welcome as long as they adhere to the following:

💻 You make use of some aspect of your tech skills.
❤️ They are in service of the public good.
🌱 They are started (even if they are not finished) at the event itself.

You are not expected to bring anything with you except yourself and your tools of the trade. Teams will be created at 10:30 AM, and the brainstorming and building will start at 11:00 AM.

We will break for lunch at 13:00. OpenUp will supply free pizza, beer, cooldrinks and snacks throughout the day. However, there is a Pick 'n Pay and Woolworths across the road if you want to buy your own food/snacks.

Work will stop at 16:00 and projects will be showcased up until latest 17:00.

We hope to have 3 teams (with at least 4 people per team) at minimum.

The following individuals (of all skill levels!) are highly encouraged to join:
- Programmers
- Tinkerers of Electronics
- Web Scraper Enthusiasts
- Visual Designers
- Journalists or Copywriters
- Data Analysts
- Activists

Learn more at http://techforgood.org.za/2018