To Help: Hack
In the spring of 2018 Gallus Events organised the first dedicated hackathon in support of the homeless in Scotland. We felt we had to do something to support a city (like most large cities) struggling to support a desperate situation and a growing homeless community.
William flipped the classic design of a hackathon and included pitches from homelessness organisations. Forty attendees came up with their own solutions and provided support to several Glasgow based homelessness organisations. Those solutions would help them better support the homeless community in Glasgow.
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In January 2019 William was invited to Pittsburgh, by PCMA, to speak to Event Organisers about his hackathon. Later that year PCMA would run their first homeless hackathon.
While fact finding for his role as a mentor at the PCMA homeless hackathon, William met with SF Travel and heard first hand the difficulties that San Francisco, and the wider Bay area, has providing support for the homeless community. William couldn’t leave the city without committing to help.
The results will lead to several homeless hacakthons, run or supported by Gallus Events, across the globe.
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