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Monday, March 10 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
How to Hack Hacking: Make the World a [Freespace]

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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.

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Sam Wilkinson

Data Science InternNASABasically, I love science and all things geeky, and will do for the forseeable future. At the moment my passion is for space exploration, a cause that I am lucky enough to be able to contribute to in some small way with my work in the Open Innovation Program... Read More →

Monday March 10, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Omni Downtown, Lone Star