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Techfugees Koraunui Stokes Valley Hackathon

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Koraunui Stokes Valley Community Hub

184 Stokes Valley Road

Lower Hutt, WLG 5019

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Empowering displaced people and former refugees with technology #hack4good

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We want you to join us! Come join the global movement of 25 Chapters and 18,000 people around the world.

Techfugees Koraunui Stokes Valley is the first hackathon of its kind in NZ and will open up opportunities to:

  1. Create actual solutions to help with the refugee journey and settlement
  2. Welcome former refugees into the local tech community
  3. Build community and create a bank of knowledge.

You can join Techfugees as a team or as an individual looking for a team - we'll help you all the way. You might be a:

  • Visionary - you see what the future could be and have ideas about how to make it happen
  • Hustler - you can build relationships and turn a vision into a reality
  • Hacker - you take a vision and work out how to prototype it and get feedback
  • Designer - you walk in the customer's shoes and work out the look and feel of the vision
  • Enthuser - you're just keen to come along and find out where you fit!

It doesn't matter if you're not a "techie" and you have no idea what a hackathon is: everyone is welcome!

Here’s what you can expect over the weekend of 6-7 April 2019:

Saturday -

9am-10am Be warmly welcome by Hutt Mayor, Ray Wallace, then team formation and identifying what you’ll work on over the weekend

10am-5pm Teams develop their ideas with roving mentors to help with any problems

Sunday –

9am-3pm Teams continue to develop their ideas

3pm-4pm Teams decide how they’re going to present their ideas and explain their proposed solution/s

4pm-5pm Show and tell – each group will get to pitch their idea to the room and to the judges, the judges will then decide which ideas they like the best and announce which ideas have won awards. Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy will present the awards.

Monday –

You’ll hear from us about what’s next!

We’ll provide delicious food and refreshments over the weekend to keep your bodies and brains working.

Mentors

We will have a very experienced group of mentors on-hand to help you navigate through any roadblocks or problems you might have over the weekend.

Safe Space

The Techfugees NZ team is committed to ensuring the hackathon is a safe space for all. There will be zero tolerance of any behaviour that makes anyone feel uncomfortable, unwelcome or unsafe. Anyone exhibiting unacceptable behaviour will be asked to immediately leave the venue.

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184 Stokes Valley Road

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