Given the trail of destruction that Typhoon Haiyan left behind when it struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013, we're launching a hackathon to design and develop apps to aid in disaster response and relief efforts.
We’re calling all hackers, designers and strategists to join us in envisioning and building digital tools to make sense of all the information coming out of the Philippines. We’re dreaming up digital tools and supports to help individuals and communities across the Philippines and all around the world find credible agency and NGO information faster, to develop and co-create comprehensive lists of survivors or missing loved ones, while enabling local citizens on the ground to report structural damage throughout their communities.
Given the limited amount of technology focused on disaster response, there's definitely room for creativity and impact in this hackathon.
Design Challenge: Education
In partnership with Teach for the Philippines, NextDayBetter presents a Design Challenge that leverages the talents, skills, creativity and passions of individuals in New York City to help create solutions around educational challenges facing the Philippines.
Going beyond traditional charitable giving, this challenge provides the opportunity for Filipinos and Non-Filipinos to take part in addressing societal problems in the Philippines from abroad. We invite strategists, designers and developers to utilize design thinking principles to tackle an education challenge curated and facilitated by NextDayBetter and Teach for the Philippines.
Join us in New York City from November 16-17.
Sign up and register for the Design Challenge + Hackathon. Registration is FREE but spots are LIMITED. Please note that application will not guarantee spots. We shall get back to you soon!
Date + Time:
November 16, 10 AM - 5PM: Speakers, Ideation, and Hacking
November 17, 10AM - 1PM: Hacking and Demo Day
72 Allen St. 3rd Floor,
New York, NY