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.