Can there really only be one winner in a social impact hackathon? Over 80 people worked tirelessly over the weekend to hack together solutions to social, technological and behavioural challenges of homelessness – presenting 9 solutions to the judging panel. We were fortunate to have Ricky and Lawrence – regulars at Martin Place – join us to share their insight and personal journeys.
All of the solutions were of an amazing quality – and with only three prizes, the judges work was cut out for them. After almost 30 minutes of discussion and debate, the decision was made:
- 1st Prize – CareConnect a solution creating a centralised booking system for unused capacity in accommodation
- 2nd Prize – Doti a solution matching young people, at risk of homelessness, with a community of aunties and uncles
- 3rd Prize – shared between Good Mates and Blend.Co.
We’ll have videos and photos available soon – but in the meantime, enjoy our Facebook feed for the event.