“We may not solve homelessness for all, we may never see a day where homelessness is a just a rough patch in our country’s history … if we can work together to exit one person at a time from homelessness, that’ll be just as fulfilling as if we solved it for all, because in that person’s world, we did solve homelessness.”
— Maddie Wacher, Link Housing
Maddie Wacher from Link Housing perfectly captured the focus and attention of the 80-plus participants at Vibewire’s social impact hackathon – Hack4Homelessness. Run over the weekend of 15-17 September 2017, it brought together a broad range of participants from across the community.
Inspired by deeply personal stories of those who have lived experience of homelessness, shared over the course of the weekend, teams formed, friendships were forged and new businesses were created.
There were community supporters and collaborators from Jewish House, the Exodus Foundation, SGCH, NSW Council of Social Service and New Horizons.
As well as real estate property portal, Domain Group, who provided mentors, data and expertise to help teams understand technology and data in completely new ways.
Check out the full Hack4homelessness event report here on slideshare.