Congratulations to the five Hack4SocialGood 2020 teams whose work will „for sure help [participating Social Work organisations] in further developing services“, and DANKE to all challengers and supporters for your engagement All the resulting documentation and pitch videos are linked here:
An intense and productive weekend, we started with three very thought-provoking and relevant inputs about digital ethics, data management, and public sector projects. Our Covid-19 safety concept prevented physical participation except for the organizers and challenge providers, who were isolated in individual rooms at the Berner Fachhochschule campus and at the Köniz Coworking space.
Working closely with the BFH IT department, we integrated the hackathon platform with Microsoft Teams for seamless and effective online collaboration. We had about 70 people registered and interacting in this way.
You can find the recordings of presentations and workshops linked in the schedule and published on the Switchtube channel. Keep scrolling for some social media coverage:
A prize from sozialinfo.ch was announced for a compelling project at the start of our event, providing additional motivation and context for the world of social work. Check out and follow Let’s Talk: Gaming!
As mentioned earlier here, methodological research into hackathons was a major motivator of this event. We are hoping that there will be diverse and useful inputs for people in the social work field and elsewhere from this study.
To make this an extra special weekend we had promi-guests to keep us entertained and yoga-experts to give us extra poise and help everyone to sustain the energy for the end-of-year hackathon.
Congratulations to ALL participants who made it through to the last mile!
A press release on the BFH website announcing winners of the jury vote and public vote is here:
We now have plenty of compelling reasons and extra rocket fuel to continue working on these ideas. We have worked on introducing more people to the hackathon as a powerful tool that they can continue using to help weather the storms of rapid digitalisation and change. We have raised some money for charity - and you can too donate in support until the end of the year at hack4socialgood.ch