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Over the weekend of 25-27th November, in Google, a hackathon called #HackAccessDublin will look for innovative solutions to Dublin’s access challenges.
The focus of the hackathon is on the real causes of disability, which is the environment, not individual differences in ability. See the about video here. Its purpose is to leverage technology to support our society become inclusive to people of all abilities.
The intention is that each year the hackathon will focus on a specific area. This year the challenges relate to transport. They will be tackled by mechanical engineers, designers, technologists in maker sessions which will culminate in a final pitch to a panel of judges composed of Jamie Cudden, SMART Dublin program manager, Darren Ryan, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, Lizbeth Goodman, Professor of Inclusive Design for Education and Chair of Creative Technology and Innovation in the College of Engineering & Architecture at UCD and Liz McCarthy, Events & Partnership Manager at Dogpatch Labs.
The Sunday pitch will be open to the general public. It is organizer, Janice Valentine’s goal to expose the general public to innovative and startup approaches to solving problems in Ireland, so that individuals see themselves as solution enablers not just victims of societal challenges like disability.
INTERESTED IN TAKING PART? ATTEND THE INNOVATION IMMERSION EVENT!
Mechanical engineers, designers, technologists and Dubliner’s interested in innovation and entrepreneurship are invited to join the #HackAccessDublin team and their enablers at their Immersion Evening:
DATE: Wednesday 26th October
TIME: 6:30 – 9pm.
VENUE: Dogpatch Labs.
Purpose of the Innovation Immersion Event:
- Gain insight into the challenges people with mobility problems face and the accessibility challenges in Dublin
- Ask the panel of experts questions about any ideas you have to solve them
- Get to know your fellow participants ahead of the hackathon in November
- Get a head start on solving the challenges during our Facilitated Ideation session,
- Get to know the #HackAccessDublin team over a drink or two and get into the startup hacking spirit!
Learn more: www.hackaccessdublin.ie.