How to Hack Hacking: Make the World a [Freespace]
Hackathons are getting out of control. However, this flood of 48 hour frantic coding sessions are spawning national and global collaborations resulting in not just new apps and projects (and a job opportunity in the case of one of the speakers) but also lasting social change.
[ freespace ] was able to obtain a lease for a 14,000 sq ft building for $1 for the month of June, and showed the possibility of civic improvement and community-building when people have a space to come together in and share, collaborate, and create.
Despite this deluge of short, international shots of weekend collaboration, desired social change needs a lot of time and the inclusion of a cross section of planetary shareholders to occur. The [ freespace ] model of collaboration uses the power that the community holds to transform a neighbourhood by activating empty space. Hear from our panelists on how the [ freespace ] is helping to revolutionise collaboration as we know it.
I am a Culture Hacker.
Current project is http://freespace.io - Got a building for $1 for the month of June and gifted it to the community as part of an experiment hacking National Day of Civic Hacking from 48 hours in the 2 months. Headed to the White House on Tuesday July 16th to share what we have learned about civic innovation.
I have always been into what is next. For now that is sharing economy, innovation ecosystems and urban revitalization.
Helped launch the first Sustainable Nightclub in America, Have been doing pro-bono sustainability consulting for venues for the last year. The goal is to Green the global entertainment industry.
Specialties: Sharing Economy, Civic Innovation, Community Engagement, Hack-a-thons, Greening Entertainment Venues, Corporate Social Engagement, Web 2.0, Sustainability Consulting, mobilizing around a cause