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CitiCare Hackathon Challenge 2018

June 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - June 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Are you a social worker? A college student? A businessperson? A parent? A teacher? A citizen who loves Hartford? Are you a developer? A designer? A tinkerer? An innovator?

It’s Hartford’s turn on the world stage. And you’re invited to be a part of it. Everyone can join, whether you code or not! If you want to help, that’s key. Bring your ideas, motivation, and creative energy!

Help solve one of Hartford’s most pressing challenges:

Children who witness gun violence experience dangerous levels of traumatic stress, yet more than 76% who would benefit from treatment are never referred for diagnosis.

By stepping up to address this challenge, Hartford has been selected as a Champion City to participate in the Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge and we need you to get involved!

To solve this problem, the City proposed to use data from its gunshot detection system to help identify young witnesses to gun violence and dynamically route resources to address the resulting trauma and reduce traumatic stress.

To support the Hartford Mayor’s Challenge team, Upward is hosting a Hackathon that enables Hartford’s best thinkers to come together in an effort to build a model to identify, refer, and treat young bystanders to gun violence and allow them to lead healthy and productive lives.

This is where you come in: we are calling on you to engineer solutions through human-centered, intelligent technologies and interventions.

Be part of a city that puts people at the heart of innovation and use your knowledge to make a difference today.

The first 30 people to register will receive a FREE Day Pass to work at Upward in the lead up to the event coming together with like-minded people to be inspired!

Don’t wait for the Hackathon! Get you working group together now and get cracking! Now’s your chance to bring your ideas to life in a way that positively impacts a city – even a nation

For more information visit https://www.hartfordhack.com/


June 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
June 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Upward Hartford
20 Church Street
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