After the success of our first Civic Hackday in January, we’re moving onto Tourism as a focus. In the evening of Thursday July 2nd, we’d like to invite you to the Town Hall, and into the Council Chambers, to meet and plan innovative tourism projects. hackbmth is working closely with the Tourism department in the council to make this happen.
Tourism is one of the most crucial pillars of Bournemouth – without it, Bournemouth would never have existed as a town 200 years ago. These days, tourism brings millions of people to Bournemouth, Poole, and Dorset as well as billions of pounds a year. With millions of visitors and hundreds of events, there are endless opportunities for projects to innovate the way tourists interact with Bournemouth when they visit and make their trip even more memorable.
Together we’ll collaborate on development, design, data analysis, or anything else. We want you to help tourism in Bournemouth, or innovate tourism in a new way. Do what you do best – analyse data, make a fun app, or anything else you want. But we’re not jumping straight into the full hackday – first we want you to be prepared. This is part one, which will consist of talks and an intro at the Town Hall.
We’ll have speakers from the Council and other tourism-related organisations to share their plans for tourism in Bournemouth and the surrounding area, explain the challenges they face, and talk about what we might be able to help with. There will be discussions and planning, and we’d love to see people get together in teams or individually and come up with brilliant ideas.
You’ll be able to request data you’d find useful and have direct dialogue with some of the people working on the future of Bournemouth’s tourism. Tickets for this are plentiful but will disappear quickly. Tell your coworkers, tell your friends. Start making a team now.
Whether you’re a student, designer, developer, hardware master or anything else then come along. We want people in varied teams that play to people’s strengths and what they want to learn. This is a prime opportunity to take an idea to fruition in a short space of time.