About Diaspora Day of Civic Hacking

tiphub’s Diaspora Day of Civic Hacking is a global day of advocacy and hackathon that brings together technologists and community leaders to brainstorm and rapidly build prototype solutions for organizations that strengthen Diaspora communities around the world.

Aimed at leveraging the ingenious of the African Diaspora to combat social issues, DDCH attendees will mobilize at one of our locations or locally within their own communities. Event-goers will segment into teams in which they will spend the day developing plans and hacks to counter technical challenges on behalf of our featured organizations including Afrika Tikkun, Asante Africa Foundation, The Peace Corps, BudgIT, The Dream Defenders, United Negro College Fund, & more.

Upon completion of the event, the projects will be supplied to the featured organizations to review in addition to being uploaded to our open sourced portal where visitors can access the hacks to ignite change within their own communities all around the world.

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Featured Civic Projects

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Event Locations

The Diaspora Day of Civic Hacking is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya and will be hosted at Strathmore University’s iLab in affiliation with Intellecap’s Sankalp Africa Summit.

Additional participating locations include:
  • HubAccra – Accra, Ghana
  • Impact Hub – Washington, DC
  • Opportunity Hub in Affiliation with Georgia Tech University – Atlanta, GA

 

Don’t see a location near you? We’ll help you activate an hackathon in your own community. Email us at amanda@tiphub.org for access to our hackathon tool kit.

Become a sponsor

The Diaspora Day of Civic Hacking welcomes corporate, community and in-kind partners for local or global partnerships. To join our esteemed group of partners included below please contact us directly at info@tiphub.org.

Partners Include:

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Learn more about the Diaspora Day of Civic Hacking below.

What is the Diaspora Day of Civic Hacking?
tiphub’s Diaspora Day of Civic Hacking is a day of global advocacy and hackathon that pairs technologists and community leaders to brainstorm on and build out digital solutions for organization that strengthen and support Diaspora communities around the world.
Aimed at unlocking the ingenious of the African Diaspora to tackle social issues, DDCH attendees will mobilize with fellow participants at one of our partner locations or within their own communities. Event-goers will segment into team and spend the day overcoming technical challenges and developing prototypes on behalf of dynamic organizations such as the The Peace Corps, The Dream Defenders, United Negro College Fund, Asante Africa Foundation & more.Upon completion of the event, the projects will be supplied to the featured organizations to review in addition to being uploaded to our open sourced portal where visitors can access the hacks to ignite change within their own communities all around the world.

When and where is it?
The Diaspora Day of Civic Hacking is scheduled for Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8 am.

Participating locations include:

ILab Strathmore University – Nairobi, Kenya
HubAccra – Accra, Ghana
Wennovation Hub – Lagos, Nigeria
Impact Hub – Washington, DC
Impact Hub – Oakland, CA
Georgia Tech University – Atlanta, GA

Who can participate?
Developers and IT professionals, Students, Innovation enthusiasts, Philanthropic and Impact Professionals, Business Strategist, Finance Leads, Project Managers and anyone with an interest in supporting civic organizations making strides in African and Diaspora communities.

If you are a stakeholder or have a vested interest in bettering the Diaspora Community and the world at large we would love to have you in attendance.

Why should I care about growing a hacking community in my city?
The globalization of technology has enabled us to intermingle new ideas with traditional structures for positive impact. As a stakeholder vested in your community, there is no better advocate to spark transformative economic, social, cultural, and political change. We welcome your ideas, skills and unique perspective in supporting organizations that uplift Diaspora communities.

How can companies or organizations get involved? Are you looking for sponsors?
The Diaspora Day of Civic Hacking welcomes partners from the community to corporate level. The event offers an assortment of different involvement levels to match any and all sponsorship inquiries.

If interested in participating as a local, community or corporate sponsor please contact us directly at info@tiphub.org.

Can I help plan an event in my city?
Absolutely, contact us at info@tiphub.org to secure a hackathon event kit.

Who is leading the Diaspora Day of Civic Hacking?
Absolutely, we would love to have you join us and are happy to promote your remote location in our promotional efforts.

Please Contact tiphub Marketing Director, Amanda Spann for a DDCH hackathon activation kit.

Citizens from many cities will be doing the good kind of civic hacking, what are some of the anticipated results?
tiphub is spearheading the DDCH along with a host of renowned partners.

tiphub is a mentorship driven accelerator & business consultancy that supports seed stage technology and social impact ventures in Africa.