March 10, 2023, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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What does Open Data mean? What is available in the Hudson Valley? How can we harvest it and solve problems in our communities?
The Hudson Valley technology community is growing. As always, growth brings change, and change creates challenges. Our region boasts a pioneering vision. We find innovative solutions that meet the challenges faced by all the valley’s communities.
Post-pandemic life has changed the way people conduct their affairs. It’s an evolving, technology-driven, and profound pivot to the "new normal." We want to improve the regions’ resilience and empower users and makers.
We want to find how to:
Interactive Webinar 5-8 PM
5:00 PM - Hackathon Tool kit Orientation > The Big Reveal!
5:30 PM Q&A
5:45 PM - Hackathon Kick-off / Breakout rooms
7:30 PM - Presentations to begin
8:00 PM - Recognition and Awards
Anyone can sign up for the Hackathon. We welcome all ages and all levels of expertise. We will be creating teams consisting of a diverse range of talents and skills.
We are looking forward to see professional developers, high school and college students. Non-developers are welcomed too.
We'll encourage you to form mixed teams of professionals and non-professionals, high-tech and low-tech functions and roles.
You can join as a team, form professional teams or pair with the youth to help them building their next big thing!
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The inaugural HVTechFest Youth Hackathon 2019 was the first ever regional problem solving festival. Seven hours long it was a full day of collaboration, brainstorming and idea-development competition to solve critical regional issues.
HVTechFest Youth Hackathon 2020 - "The Employability challenge!" - was able to transition fully remote with international attendance. ~150 people attended. The following challenges were addressed:
HVTechFest Youth Hackathon 2021 - "Digital collaboration - Using Open Data for Social Good.”
The challenge: the pandemic has changed the way people conduct their affairs. It’s an evolving, technology-driven, and profound pivot to a "new normal." We want to improve the regions’ resilience and empower users and makers.
We wanted to find how to:
Our Hackathons revealed how the youth are driven to solve Hudson Valley employability and professional sustainability challenges. We were excited to see that we are all aligned in our dream of making the Hudson Valley a better place to live and work, and leveraging technology as a practical tool for this rising tide! We applied the following approach: