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Wednesday, March 4 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Unconference! {Code} Sprinting and Hackathons - #15NTChackathon

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This session will help attendees understand hackathons and code sprints, and how to use them effectively. We will run the session as an unconference. In an unconference, we build new solutions or adapt existing ones to solve real-world challenges while we grow peer-to-peer relationships. Unconferences use Open Space Technology to facilitate a completely participant-driven work session that leverages all the skills in the room. 

Join this session if you are completely new to agile development/Scrum/code sprints/hackathons, or if you have heaps of experience to share, or if you are anywhere in between! We will use the unconference format to set up and practice some methods of co-design and agile development. The session will be entirely participatory. 

Takeaways:
Attendees will adopt the role of facilitators and share best practices while discussing topics posed by the session attendees themselves. You’ll leave ready to implement these techniques for development and decision making back home and in the field. Yeah!



Speakers
avatar for Brielle Plump

Brielle Plump

Communities Team Coordinator, Code for America
At Code for America I support communities organizing events that intersect technology with improving access to local government services and data. We aim to create spaces that are inclusive, participatory, and fun! | | My background is in communication training and educational management. | | I am super passionate about holistic approaches to health care and health/medical education. | | @bplump
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Preston Rhea

Civic Engagement Program Coordinator, Code for America
I go deep across teams at Code for America to understand how people participate in public life in their cities. Our work with city governments, community group partnerships, and new coalitions helps us renew the local practice of democracy. | | Talk to me about open technology, civic engagement, and bringing soul into the civic tech movement. | | @prestonrhea


Wednesday March 4, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
MR 8B

Attendees (50)