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A'17 Equity by Design Hackathon - #EQxDHack17 [WE304]

What the Hack? - Unpacking the Workshop Experience

Join us Wednesday, April 26 1-5pm at the AIA Conference on Architecture [A'17] in Orlando, Florida for [W304] EQxD Hackathon: Architecture and the Era of Connection (and Disruption). One of the most unique and talked-about pre-conference workshops, we have developed a reputation within the Conference for developing a game changing learning experience that has yet to be rivaled.  In it's third year, we celebrate the chance to tinker, ideate and hack at the intersection of design, technology, and equitable practice. We have also fine tuned our "UX" aka User Experience by engaging with the teams before during and after the event to make it the best participant engagement event at A'17 - Conference on Architecture.

The day will begin with a diverse panel of industry leaders and entrepreneurs discussing future architectural opportunities in the new digital economy. Once you're inspired, the "mini-hackathon" format will let you develop a real plan of action for creating a positive impact on the profession. You’ll leverage your design thinking skills to rapidly prototype radical, actionable initiatives and explore future business models for the architecture profession. You will be grouped in teams to "Hack" a problem that you have defined. At the end of the session, each group will present an "Elevator Pitch" to the Jurors.

After the official workshop, the fun continues at Cuba Libre for #EQxDHack17 Happy Hour 5:30-7:30pm a few blocks away to network, recap and announce the winning team!

F. Jason Campbell

Architectural Professional | Design Director | Photographer, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson | ELL San Francisco | practiceforarchitecture, SF, California

Esther Sperber

Founder, Studio ST Architects, NY, New York

Carlos G. Velazquez

President/CEO, Epic Scan, Ltd., San Rafael, California

Moderator/Juror

 Lilian Asperin

Project Director, Associate, WRNS Studio, Albany, California

Rosa Sheng

Senior Associate, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Albany, California

 

“Without a doubt, the most significant event of the whole AIA National convention in Atlanta was Equity by Design (EQxD) Hackathon ½ day event. Unique to the convention we were going to do something, on the spot, to improve the profession. The whole afternoon was a microcosm of what I have experienced since I attended my first EQxD meeting a year ago. What I got out of it was a real sense of what it will take to move the profession forward and an even stronger sense of optimism that we will get there. ”

— Matthew Gaul 2015 EQxD AIA Hackathon Participant

Join us for a new EQxD Hackathon and explore the intersection of design and tech. The day will begin with a diverse panel of industry leaders and entrepreneurs discussing future architectural opportunities in the new digital economy. Once you're inspired, the "mini-hackathon" format will let you develop a real plan of action for creating a positive impact on the profession. 

You’ll leverage your design thinking skills to rapidly prototype radical, actionable initiatives and explore future business models for the architecture profession

FAQ's

What is a Hackathon?

      You can get a sense of the #EQxDHack17 by checking out the past 2 year's events.

#EQxDHack15 Recap 
#EQxDHack16 Recap

 

THANK YOU 2017 EQXD HACKATHON SPONSORS!