EDesign Lab, New Visions for Public Schools, CodeMontage, Developers for Good, and You (developer, creative technologist, educator) come together to address compelling K12 learning needs with technology.
This hackathon will consist of two tracks:
1 - Build your own K12 learning applications that address high impact needs and themes surfaced by New Visions for Public Schools and EDesign Lab. We'll help encourage your creativity and productivity by sharing the rapid prototyping methodology developed by the EDesign Lab.
2 - Contribute to open source prototypes of K12 learning applications that have been tested in schools and prototyped by the EDesign Lab. We encourage project forks and entrepreneurial adoptions of these projects. We would love for folks to adapt, extend, or otherwise tinker with them and imagine creative ways to utilize them with students.
Unique to this hackathon, we'll also be sprinkling in playful ways to push your creative energies along. Compelling hacks and hackathon winners will have the opportunity to get educator feedback and a user testing session/pilot in a school(s).
Other prizes to be announced. There will be awesome people. It will be fun. It will make an impact. Join us!