To Help: Hack

Homeless Hackathons

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.

  • Hackers Hacking

  • Ideas being generated

  • All our Hackers

  • Our badges and sponsors

  • Our pitches

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.

  • Social Justice panel in Pittsburgh

  • Hackathon pitches in Los Angeles

  • Pitch practice in Los Angeles

  • Audience for pitches in Los Angeles

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Helping To End Homelessness

Homeless Hackathon Objectives

Support organisations who help those experiencing homelessness

Support organisations who help those experiencing homelessness

Create two new jobs as a route out of homelessness

Create two new jobs as a route out of homelessness

Raise the profile of homelessness

Raise the profile of homelessness

Build a community

Build a community

Create an environment for new ideas and approaches

Create an environment for new ideas and approaches

Breakdown barriers

Breakdown barriers

Gallus Events Will Run SEVERAL Homeless Hackathons in 2020

Get in touch to attend or support

Homeless Hackathon, San Francisco

January, 2020

Homeless Hackathon, Brussels, (tbc)

March, 2020

Homeless Hackathon, Dundee

April, 2020

Homeless Hackathon, Frankfurt (tbc)

May, 2020

Homeless Hackathon, Barcelona

June, 2020

Homeless Hackathon, Las Vegas, (tbc)

September, 2020

Homeless Hackathon, London

November, 2019