Hack Baltimore is coming

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Uniting Civic Hackers

On May 8th – May 10th , civic hackers from across the city
will team-up with community change-makers and
leverage technology to positively impact Baltimore.

It will be held at The Columbus Center in Downtown Baltimore

DATE

FRIDAY May 8th
SATURDAY May 9th
SUNDAY May 10th

TIME

Friday and Saturday from 8am to 11pm
Sunday from 9AM to 7PM

LOCATION

The Columbus Center
701 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202, Estados Unidos

REGISTRATION

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COMING SPRING 2020

YOU are the HERO Baltimore has been waiting for.

Baltimore’s first

free city-wide tech festival

HACK BALTIMORE is an initiative created by Fearless , through the non-profit Technology Growth Initiative, Inc (TGI), in support of Baltimore’s technology start-ups. HACK BALTIMORE brings together Baltimore’s diverse communities to design and develop sustainable technology solutions for the challenges impacting Baltimore.

Baltimore’s first

free city-wide tech festival

HACK BALTIMORE is an initiative created by Fearless , through the non-profit Technology Growth Initiative, Inc
(TGI), in support of Baltimore’s technology start-ups. HACK BALTIMORE brings together Baltimore’s diverse
communities to design and develop sustainable technology solutions for the challenges impacting Baltimore.

What makes HACK BALTIMORE different from the dozen of hackathons that are held throughout the year?

HACK BALTIMORE is the first large-scale, city-wide innovation event that teams up technologists, civic leaders, and city residents to design sustainable solutions for the city’s biggest challenges. To us, sustainable means the impact is felt beyond the weekend event.

Baltimore is a unique and vibrant city, and though there are many reasons why we’re called “Charm City”, we tend to make the news for our flaws rather than our strengths. And hackathons are a great way to engage the broader community to explore technology as a way to help solve them.

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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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