We are now into day 2 of our social impact hackathon targeting Family and Domestic Violence #Hack4DV [8-10 Dec 2017]
Check some of the answers below [full interview here]:
Where did you get the original inspiration for your project?
#Hack4DV is our second social impact Hackathon, following on from our successful first offering #Hack4homelessness in early this year in September.
Vibewire President, Gavin Heaton, has extensive experience in the Hackathon circuit. Hackathons are a great way of making significant change in a very short period of time! Many different corporates and community organisations can come together to share their knowledge and data for a common purpose.
What was the hardest aspect of starting a project?
The hardest aspect of starting a project like this is getting the word out! Attracting as many participants as possible and enough funding to make the event a reality.
What kind of support do you think that changemakers in your community need?
Mentorship and financial support e.g. grants, co-working space etc. It takes a lot of work to get ideas off the ground and young people need to be connected to the right people who share their common goal and believe in their project.
What would be your one piece of advice for people who want to make a positive impact?
Be persistent, keep drilling away and try to connect with the right people at Hackathon’s like #Hack4DV as well as through meetup groups like https://www.meetup.com/Young-Entrepreneurs-Sydney/
Stayed tuned for results from the #Hack4DV !!