Homeless Hackathon - Innovative format design

Charities and Associations / Innovative formats

Gallus Events organised Scotland’s first dedicated homeless and rough sleeping Hackathon in April 2018. We brought together the third sector, health services, local government and tech companies together to come up with innovative solutions to help end homelessness and rough sleeping. A mixed bunch of individuals took part in the hackathon working on six exciting projects in total. There were three winners. Gallus Events is working with the stakeholders and hackers to support these projects to come to fruition. The Hackahton is a wonderfully flexible format for any organisation. We are keen to spread the word about this format and also keen to support organisations to get it right. We learned a lot. Here’s a short post.