Disrupting Inequity
Hack For Change
4 - 5 June 2016
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Minneapolis
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8+ Speakers
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What is Code Switch?

Code Switch is a free, two-day civic hackathon in which community members, designers, project managers, programmers, and people who just want to learn, collaborate intensively on projects that change our community. Great solutions are born when innovators from the community lead the development process—from ideation to launch.

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Is Code Switch For Me?

Yes. Code Switch is for everyone. Code Switch is for you. We are looking for techies AND non-techies: from developers to entrepreneurs, artists, educators, business professionals, everyday people and more! You will join other people on a team to come up with an idea on a web or mobile app that helps solve a pressing problem in your community.

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What is a Hackathon?

A hackathon is an event in which community members, designers, project managers, programmers, and people who just want to learn, collaborate intensively on projects. There are no fixed rules for what Code Switch project teams can work on. Projects can be technical or non-technical. Projects can be proposed by anybody (yes, anybody). You don’t need a detailed plan.

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Thought Leaders

We're still gathering leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors to help us dive deep into the issues. Here are the speakers we've confirmed for 2016.

Program

This hackathon is two days, June 4 - 5, 2016.
We provide breakfast, lunch, caffeine, wifi, and a beautiful space to work.
Day 1
04 Jun 2016
Day 2
05 Jun 2016

Discovery & Define: Understanding the Problem

“Framing the right problem is the only way to create the right solution.” WHAT is the Discovery and Define mode The Discovery and Define mode of the design process is all...
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Acooa Lee Ellis
Daniel Bergin
Duchess Harris, J.D., Ph.D
Keith Mayes
Kelly Runzel

Ideate

“It’s not about coming up with the ‘right’ idea, it’s about generating the broadest range of possibilities.” WHAT is the Ideate mode Ideate is the mode of the design process...
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Solidify

In order to avoid losing all of the innovation potential you have just generated through ideation, we recommend a process of considered selection, by which you bring multiple ideas forward...
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Acooa Lee Ellis
Daniel Bergin
Duchess Harris, J.D., Ph.D
Keith Mayes
Kelly Runzel
12:00

LUNCH

Prototype

“Build to think and test to learn.” WHAT is the Prototype mode The Prototype mode is the iterative generation of artifacts intended to answer questions that get you closer to...
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12:15 - 13:15

Working Lunch

Wrap Party

Join us and DJ McKeever at Fulton Brewery – 414 North 6th Ave – to celebrate.

Minneapolis Central Library

300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401

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Organizers

Code Switch is organized by Blacks in Technology -MSP, Hennepin County, Open Twin Cities, and Umbra: Search African American History / UMN Libraries. It is part of Hack for MN and the National Day for Civic Hacking 2016 to leverage open data, technology, and community for civic innovation and change.