[community] Fwd: Housing Hack Hackathon 2017 - Virtual Participation

Treviranus, Jutta jtreviranus at ocadu.ca
Wed Oct 18 14:40:13 UTC 2017

It would be great to represent inclusive design here.


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From: Zoe Chung <zoe at hackworks.com<mailto:zoe at hackworks.com>>
Subject: Housing Hack Hackathon 2017 - Virtual Participation
Date: October 18, 2017 at 10:35:56 AM EDT
To: jtreviranus at ocadu.ca<mailto:jtreviranus at ocadu.ca>

Hello Jutta Treviranus,

We are hosting a 3-day hackathon called Housing Hack from October 20-22nd to tackle housing affordability, availability and liveability. Participants will gather in teams to solve this problem either using technological solutions, or through insights which can then be used to affect policy (research). In addition to having developers, designers and data analysis at the event, we also hope to have architects, urban planners, policy makers and real estate agents attend so that they can bring their expertise to the hackathon.

Although this event is in Barrie, we've actually opened up slots for VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION, which would allow Torontonians (folks like you!) to join in as well! Virtual participants will only need to make a 5min. video of the solution, upload it to Youtube and submit (More information will follow on Thursday once registered). There is $5000 in total cash prizes available for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

We hope you will promote our event to your students as it aligns well with your expertise in inclusive design and accessibility and will give students outside of the tech space an opportunity to experience a hackathon! Individuals can register on www.housinghack.ca<http://www.housinghack.ca/>. Thank you so much!


Zoe Chung
Marketing and Events Coordinator
C: (416)-877-0572

67 Yonge Street, #1600
Toronto, ON
M5E 1J8

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