MIT Policy Hackathon + HUBweek!
The Hackathon and MIT's Institute for Data, Systems, and Society are excited to be partnering with HUBweek, a leading ideas festival founded by institutions from the greater Boston area. We're running a special version of our hackathon focused on HUBweek's theme: "We the Future."
What topics are being covered during the Hackathon?
We're excited to be working with the City of Boston on challenges that impact communities and citizens in the area. Specifically, we're focusing on three challenges that involve the:
- Future of Cities: analyzing data from Boston 311 and Vision Zero for safe and inclusive transportation while remaining responsive to the needs of citizens
- Future of Health: seeing how we can better understand public health issues at the intersection of climate change and health
- Future of Work: looking at how the Boston area can support future modes of work with empowerment and inclusion
When is it? We start as part of HUBweek Open Doors at 9:30am on October 8. The hackathon is open to all, but we strongly recommend being available on the 9th to work with your team and on the 12th at 5PM for the closing ceremony!
How do I sign up? Register for a free HUBweek pass and then add the event to your schedule! We'll follow up in a few weeks to get more details about your interests.
Thank you for an amazing first year at MIT Policy Hackathon: Data to Decisions!
We'd like to thank all of our participants, sponsors, judges, and staff for an amazing first hackathon in April 2018.
Interested in Spring 2019?
MIT Policy Hackathon: Data to Decisions is a new hackathon convened by MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society that aims to address some of today’s most relevant societal challenges while fostering an interdisciplinary spirit. This hackathon is a place for us to gather participants who will be able to work together in teams to propose creative policy solutions using a combination of robust data analytics and domain knowledge. As such, we’re looking for people from a wide range of backgrounds – from public policy to data science to engineering and more.