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Entrepreneurship Hack - Digital Society
Fri 20 November 2015, 11:00 – 17:00 GMT
Hackdays come in all shapes and sizes. Some are extremely competitive, some have prizes, some are for good causes; but at their core they all come down to the same thing: put a bunch of people together for a limited amount of time to come up with something awesome.
Participants are given 3 hours to work in small teams to develop an idea which fulfils the brief ‘Smarter Living’ (detailed below). The idea is for students develop employability skills whilst having fun by seeing what ideas they can come up with and prototype in a limited period of time. These can take the form of digital assets such as websites or apps, physical products or even a community workshop/scheme. These will then be presented to the group in 3 minutes or less (possibly streamed via periscope or similar) and judged by an independent panel with a prize for the winning team. The brief will be announced in advance with participants encouraged to think of ideas to pitch at the start of the event.
Brief: ‘Smarter Living’
Use technology to create something commercially viable that makes life better, focussing around wearable tech, the internet of things or entertainment.
Friday 20th November, 10.45-16.30
11-11.15 - welcome & careers talk
11.15-11.30 – idea generation and pitches
11.45-3.30 – hack! (with food)
3.30-4pm – presenting (3 minute limit)
4pm-4.15pm – judging
4.15-4.30 – winners and closing