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Let's hack the world better #ggm12 #thegivinglab

Hello all participants of this weekends Hack Days. We are happy to announce that we are fully signed and have now opened extra spaces. Thank you for spreading the word! Looking forward to seeing you! Now some practical details.

Saturday: 10 - 17 (or 22 if you want to stay late)
Sunday: 10 - 17
Adress: General Assembly, 9 Back Hill, 4/F, EC1R 5DF, London
Map linc: http://goo.gl/maps/XXfzx

How it works - the main stuff
  • The ideation fase will be fascilitated and structured allowing all particpants to have a say.
  • Group-building will be focused around ideas, every team must have a developer, designer and an idea person is recomended to be signed off as an official team in the Hack Days.
  • Mentoring avaliable during saturday and sunday around 14.00.
  • General Assembly will be open till 22 on saturday.
  • We will have a debrief on sunday morning to see what is done and what needs to be done next to produce and MVP.
  • Final presentations will be at 16 on Sunday and winner will be announced just after that.

Sport  a badge

Ad the participation badge to your blog and wear it with pride: 

<a href="http://www.geekgirlmeetup.co.uk/2012/09/geekgirlmeetup-the-givinglab-do-hack-days-aim-to-find-new-ways-of-giving-with-apis"><img src="http://www.heidiharman.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/BAdgee-The-Hack-days-GGM.png" alt="" title="GeekGirlmeetup Hack days with the GivingLab" width="202" /></a> 

API and documentation

The GivingLabs APi is mint fresh: All participants are free to build whatever they like, on whatever API's they like. However we have chosen to work with The GivingLab and SeeThe Difference as they support several international charities, and is open for any charity to sign up and be avaliabliy in these API. 

http://www.seethedifference.org/api
http://www.thegivinglab.org/platform



Prizes

We're really keen to make things happen in the real world. So I've managed to get some great prizes for teams that want to go beyond the weekend, use TheGivingLab.org api's and get stuff released.
1. Educational classes from Genreal Assembly to help you refine your idea.
2. A newsroom from MyNewsdesk to promote your project and make it a success.
3. 
£ 200 in cash 
 

£ 200 in cash prize

We belive in putting you money where your moth is - £ 200 in cash - to take your team out for a great dinner or use it to cover a day away from work. (given you release the app and its built on The GivingLab API) Cash prize awarded thanks to Thought Works.

Sponsors

Hats and caps off for the people making this weekend happen by sposnoring both GeekGirlMeetup as well as TheGivingLab: 
  1. General Assembly - space and educational prizes
  2. Thoughtworks - Prize money and breakfeast 
  3. Eventbrite - Lunch and chocolate bites 
  4. MyNewsdesk - provide the winnes with a newsroom 

Pimp your card

Hack day participants can order 50 FREE Business Cards from MOO.COM. Order by Monday and collect your cards at the event. Order by Thursday and pay for the express delivery. http://moo.com/link/h8z6
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