Women of Wearables is joining local Bay Area businesses to host the city's first hackathon to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are targets designed by the United Nations to promote a more peaceful and prosperous world. While mental health is relevant to all 17 of the SDGs, this creative conference is focused primarily on Goal #3: Good Health & Well-being. This year's theme is "Hacking the mental health system: Creating community-based solutions to combat depression, anxiety, loneliness & addiction." This is in honor of mental health month in May and SDG #3.
The purpose of the event is to bring diverse members of the community together to co-create solutions related to mental health. We welcome everyone to participate including artists, technologists, entrepreneurs, designers, community members and engineers who are ready and willing to work together to generate ideas and create solutions that address mental health and well-being. Solutions can include anything from digital products, policy proposals, art installations, apps or pitch decks for innovative business ideas. Through the event, we will help:
Destigmatize mental health and cultivate a dialog about depression, anxiety, loneliness & addiction,
Increase awareness among local residents so that they are more conscious of different ways to make the world a better place, using the SDGs as a shared framework,
Bring diverse members of the community together to co-create solutions related to mental health, and
To give diverse members of our community - including artists, technologists, entrepreneurs, designers, community members & engineers- a chance to showcase their skills in a unique setting with employers.
8:00 - 9:00 Team check-ins, complimentary breakfast and networking am
9:00 - 09:15 Opening remarks and Hackathon guidelines
9:15 - 10:15 Sponsor presentations: PubNub, Twitter, United Nations Association
10:15 - 10:30 60-second Pitch
10:30 - 4:00 Hackathon time! Teams develop their solutions (products, policy solutions, etc.): Complimentary lunch to be provided to event participants
4:00 - 4:45 Team Pitch competition & demos (teams will have up to 5 minutes to pitch, and 5 minutes will be allotted for Q&A)
4:45 - 5:00 Awards and prizes ceremony
Please RSVP on eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hack-for-mental-health-united-nations-sdg-3-sponsored-by-twitter-pubnub-tickets-58932951043
If you have any questions, you can send a direct message on meetup.