2018 South Side Civic Scopeathon

Date(s) - 10/12/18 - 10/13/18
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ida Noyes Hall University of Chicago

Hosted by
South Side Civic

2018 South Side Civic Scopeathon at the University of Chicago

Fri, October 12, 2018 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

The fourth annual South Side Civic Scopeathon is a two-day event created to support non-profits and public agencies serving the South Side of Chicago by using data and technology to advance their missions. While traditional hackathons are about writing code, Scopeathon brings together cross-functional teams to focus on the critical first step of problem definition.

Scopeathon pairs leaders of local organizations with students and practitioners at the university to identify opportunities to use data and technology to meet their objectives. Throughout the event, participants hear from speakers working at the intersection of data, technology and social good; receive technical instruction from experts in the field; and work in teams to devise actionable project plans to address data- or technology-related problems participating organizations are struggling with.

Organizations leave the event with a customized, fully “scoped” project plan that comprehensively addresses their respective challenges. Participating students benefit by gaining insight into the types of data and technology problems organizations face as well as the experience of working with community leaders to outline solutions to local civic problems.


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