Our student research group is gathering information from social sector organizations across Seattle to learn about their work and the challenges they face. This research will be available at the event so you can learn about and understand the intricacies of the issues we hope to tackle.
To maximize the potential impact of your ideas and solutions, there will be mentors, speakers and judges from Vulcan, Microsoft, Cisco, NEO Tracker, Giving Tech Labs and DemocracyLab. You will also have the chance to network with recruiters and eat free food, collect cool swag, all while bringing about change!
Because the problems we are tackling are complex and require diverse perspectives and skillsets, project judging will be centered around three equally-weighted categories:
Idea: The solution to the problem and its relevance to homelessness and housing and/or health and safety.
Impact plan: Feasibility of solution and potential for impact. You can think of this like a business plan to maximize impact rather than profit.
Prototype: A rough technical implementation of your solution.