Rep. Vargas and a dedicated steering committee put together the city's first Hackathon
16 teams of hackers, 24 hours, tons of fun. The challenge we gave them:
Schools, non-profits, and other agencies often share strategic goals and serve the same demographics, but lack the capacity and technology to effectively communicate, collaborate, and complement each other.
We were blown away with what these teams came up with. More to come.
There are many people to thank, especially all the participants, judges, sponsors, volunteers and our rockstar steering committee:
John Michitson, City Council President
Margaret Marotta, Superintendent of Haverhill Public Schools
Stephanie Guyotte, UMass Lowell Innovation Hub
Tom O’Donnell, Umass Lowell Innovation Hub
Dougan Sherwood, Greater Haverhill Chamber Of Commerce
Nate Robertson, City Of Haverhill
Doug Russell, Haverhill Public Schools
Also, big thank you to the experts who answered questions from hackers that helped them create the best possible solutions: Tracy Fuller of the Haverhill YMCA, Javier Bristol from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill and Greg Betley of Community Action, Inc.!
Want to get involved in the next Haverhill Hackathon? Send us a note!