Digital Pride Hackathon
by Unicorns in Tech
15.05.20 – 17.05.20
Do you want to use your skills for good, and support the LGBT+ community?
Join the Digital Pride Hackathon!
2020 – The Year that Hacked the Pride Parades
With the COVID-19 crisis causing Pride Parades (CSD in Germany) all around the world to be cancelled, and countries such as Poland intensifying their institutionalised homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia, so far 2020 has been a bit of rough year for our community. Now more than ever, we need to bring the community together and keep up the Pride Month spirit and solidarity.
While Pride parades and Pride month celebrations are viewed by some as just another party, they still are above all demonstrations! Pride is a time of visibility for the community, a time to demand equality and justice, a time to celebrate us and our resilience in adversity, a time to educate and bring us forward.
Cancellations of Pride don’t only impact us individually – they also impact LGBT+ structures and businesses such as community centres, bars, and clubs. But the absence of physical Pride celebrations doesn’t mean the end of pride for 2020! San Francisco, Dublin, and Oslo have already announced that they will host digital Prides, including full programs of concerts, talks and DJ sets.
As LGBT+ Talents, we have the opportunity to contribute and find solutions to stand together, raise our voices and fight for our rights online. The big question: how can we achieve that?
Create a blueprint – or rainbowprint! – for a digital Pride that could be used by cities around the world? Develop local support through chatbots? Start an awareness program in countries where LGBT+ people are often subject to hate crimes? Give companies the opportunity to support and defend LGBT+ people where it is most needed?
Let’s work, let’s hack and let’s find out!
From May 15th to May 17th, 2020
Ideas submission and registration until May 15th, 2020
Software Developers, Designers, Product Managers, Marketing Specialists, Business Experts and everyone who wants to participate: you are all welcome!
If you are an LGBT+ Organisation and would like to participate, please contact us directly.
FREE for all!
PROPOSE YOUR IDEA
Do you have an idea to support the LGBT+ Community to stand together, raise our voices and fight for our rights online?
Share it now with our community and let’s discuss it during the hackathon! If your idea is selected, you will have the opportunity to work on it and develop it in teams.
Our 2-days event will start on May 15th, but you can already start participating and send in your ideas which could be worked on during the Hackathon! (see above)
May 15th – from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CEST)
Welcome from Unicorns in Tech
Topic introduction and proposition vote
Autonomous teamwork with regular check-in with moderators
May 17th – from 12:00 PM (CEST)
Presentation of results
Announcement of winners
Note: You don’t have to be present non-stop during those two days. The initial general presentation on May 15th is mandatory to form the teams, and then lend some time for the teamwork itself.
WHAT IS A HACKATHON?
A hackathon is collaborative teamwork focused on solving a problem efficiently and dynamically.
With our Unicorns in Tech Online Hackathon, we want to address issues the LGBT+ community faces and find innovative solutions.
For this online hackathon, we will use our Unicorns in Tech platform and Zoom for the main information exchange, but also Slack, Google Suite and more (to be announced).
Have you already taken part in hackathons and want to be more involved? Help us design the first Unicorns in Tech Online Hackathon; be part of the organisation and moderation of the event!
Let us know how you would like to volunteer and we will be in touch.
COLLABORATE WITH US
Does your company/structure want to support the Digital Parade Hackathon? Would you like to become a media partner, provide support to the organisation or a prize for the winning team?
Contact us now!
ABOUT UNICORNS IN TECH
Unicorns in Tech is a global LGBT+ Tech Community gathering more than 4000 Tech Talents. With monthly get-togethers and the Berlin LGBT+ Tech Week, we organise events to bring the community together to network, find their next job, exchange on the latest tech news and more!
Join our community for free and start your Unicorns in Tech experience!
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