I love Hackathons and think they should be used for everything from IRS forms to anti-bullying solutions.
So how can hackathons work for people themselves?
A hackathon for people is to find help amplify or find solutions for one person’s work, because it’s great and you want to help spread or deliver their idea.
The idea of a Hackathon for People took shape as a friend and I were talking about someone in our community that has done a ton of good for other people but always let his needs or desires take a back seat.
What if we could get all kinds of people together from different expertise areas where he might be able to benefit and work to create outcomes for his long-term benefit?
This isn’t fundraising or anything – this is helping him do what he might not know how to do (build a website, edit a video) help him build momentum. It’s also about teaching throughout the process so it isn’t just fishing for someone, but teaching to fish also.
It’s almost like Extreme Home Makeover, YC, TechStars, Trading Spaces, the Apprentice and Shark Tank all combine in service of helping someone that deserves it.
Who would you help, who else might want to help them? Get to it.