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In major urban cities like Baltimore, and many others across the nation, students are waking up as early as 5 AM and taking public transit to make it to school by 8 AM. The list of homeless students on a teacher’s roster grows year after year. School buildings struggle to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. And, many dedicated teachers use their personal funds or relay on crowdsourcing for additional resources and support.

Hack Baltimore is calling on all of our teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, community liaisons, parents, business owners, community leaders, and tech professionals!

You don’t have to be a techie to create sustainable solutions for Baltimore’s youth.

 

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HOW DOES

HACK BALTIMORE WORK?

4.- During the HACK BALTIMORE techfest teams will be *grouped into categories based on their key focus area. Those groups will then showcase their solutions throughout the weekend event.

    1. Solutions will be judged based on the team’s ability to create a minimum viable product (MVP) and provide a plan for growth and sustainment of the project following the hackathon weekend.
HOW DOES

HACK BALTIMORE WORK?

3.- The challenges are highlighted on the HACK BALTIMORE City Backlog where they will be shared for a city-wide *TEAM SELECTION.

  • WHAT IS A HACK BALTIMORE *Team?
    1. A group of community members with different sets of skills who meet consistently to build or help build digital tools for the public good.
    1. How do you form a HACK BALTIMORE *Team?
      1. Form a team of 5 to 10 civic hackers from within your company or from across Baltimore’s tech community.
      2. Identify the civic challenge your team will solve from the vetted challenges on portal.hackbatlimore.io 
      3. Create a Cool Team Name
      4. Teams will begin working immediately to create a sustainable technology solution to address the challenge selected.
HOW DOES

HACK BALTIMORE WORK?

1.- HACK BALTIMORE, in collaboration with Baltimore community leaders and city agencies, will identify challenges impacting Baltimore by using our *HB City Backlog

  • a.- The *Hack Baltimore City Backlog is a portal created by HB to capture concerns and increase transparency of the ideas being worked on in Baltimore.
HOW DOES

HACK BALTIMORE WORK?

  • HACK BALTIMORE will host *Design Jams throughout the city. This is where Baltimore civic techs, industry thought-leaders, community advocates and engaged citizens discuss and vet the *HB challenges submitted. 
  • *What Is a Design Jam?
  1. HACK BALTIMORE is hosting the “next-level” in brainstorming sessions for “doers” like you. 
    1. Baltimore design-thinking and tech professionals, civic leaders, community advocates and engaged Baltimore residents are invited to collaborate and discuss sustainable technology solutions for the challenges impacting Baltimore. 
    2. HB DESIGN JAM sessions are FREE to participate w/ registration.
    3. If you are interested in hosting and/or facilitating a HB DESIGN JAM session in your space or location please request our HACK BALTIMORE sponsorship package
  • *What are HB challenges?
    1. HB challenges are issues submitted to City Backlog that are categorized based on six key focus areas, housing, transportation, public safety, health & wellness, workforce development, and education. 
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