Bring your ideas to the exciting new digital Stockport Hackathon taking place this Saturday.
Stockport’s Hackathon invites you to suggest ideas and develop technical solutions to help citizens of Stockport connect with their wider community. For example, to assist people to discover and connect with activities, events, organisations, and community groups they are interested in.
At the end of the Hackathon, all participants will be given the opportunity to present their ideas in front of their peers and a panel of judges including a representative from Government Digital Service (GDS) and others from the local tech community, Stockport Council and local businesses.
Councillor David Sedgwick, Executive Member for Reform and Governance at Stockport Council said: “We hope to draw on the enormous resource of skill and creativity that exists in Stockport and harness innovative new ideas for the good of the wider community. This is a great opportunity for participants to learn something new, enjoy making things with like-minded people and use their skills to enrich the lives of others and improve the place they live in.”
It’s a great opportunity to learn something new, enjoy making things with like-minded people within our digital community and use your skills to enrich the lives of others and improve the place you live in.
The Hackathon will be helping Stockport residents discover digital and connect with their community.
The event is open to anyone over 16 who is enthusiastic and creative, not just those with digital skills. Participants can form their own teams or the organisers will team you up with others.
Stockport Hackathon 2017
Saturday 4th March 9am – 8pm
Fred Perry House, Stockport
Winners’ presentation 8pm – 9pm
There are just a few days left to apply for a free place – find out more at www.digitalstockport.info/hackathon.
The Hack will take place from 9am to 9pm and all participants will be given the opportunity to present their ideas in front of their peers and a panel of judges. There are great prizes for the winners and gifts for all those who take part. Food and drink will be provided but participants need to bring their own technical equipment.
Stockport Hackathon has been organised to celebrate the launch of the Council’s new website and online services. It is part of a series of fun digital activities and learning opportunities across Stockport.
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