Armadale GivingBackathon to highlight issues in area

Armadale GivingBackathon to highlight issues in area

ARMADALE’s first ever GivingBackathon is set to take place this month.

The event is Armadale’s version of innovative competitions called hackathons, and is a partnership of the City of Armadale and not-for-profit organisation Impact Seed.

“A hackathon is an event that aims to address issues of contemporary concern through a series of fast-paced and intense exercises,” Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said.

“Teams will be given 11 hours to develop a prototype product, service or strategy.”

The idea was put forward by a local resident and business owner, who had a vision to provide a space for people to be innovative and creative while solving some of the community issues in Armadale.

The challenge will focus on human-centred design thinking, with plenty of mentors on hand to support people of any skill level or background.

The event is free but places are limited – book online at armadale.wa.gov.au/growingourcommunity.

GivingBackathon will be run on Friday May 19 and Saturday May 20 in the Harrisdale Pavilion.

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