At The Feast, we’re not just waiting for the world to change, we’re taking action to change it.
You can watch all the final presentations for yourself in this video from our livestream!
Our hackathon focused on Intel’s Data Challenge, which encourages innovators to use data to change lives, focusing on elderly people in the city and a young, low-income mom. They came up with applications in response, including:
- An iPad app which allows the older generation to easily send messages & pictures to family members to nurture existing relationships
- EduHack, a resource for easily locating free educational resources based on available data.
- iPhone and iPad app for the older generation to be able to share their legacy in stories. It collects questions from younger family members like “What was your wedding like?” and allows for the collection of these stories.
- PenMoms, a platform for connecting single moms with other single moms of different backgrounds to create new, lasting relationships and share experiences.
Meanwhile, the rest of the The Feast Conference attendees also brainstormed solutions our social challenges after being inspired by our speakers and toolkits. The ideas were presented in everything from a musical slow-jam format, to live reenactments of scenarios.
Open Design Challenge presented by Beth Comstock of GE:
- BreakerBox: Allows kids to learn by taking things apart, remix, improve, and build.
- The Hottie: Introduced to us by way of a slow jam, the Hottie allows you to trap excessive heat (say off a old radiator), and use it for later.
- AngryGerms: a game to get kids to care about health issues
- New #dancewithPIH hashtag you use after donating to Partners in Health. This group suggested we need to make donating to serious social causes more happy and uplifting by focusing of lives saved and having people literally #dancewithPIH.
- Putt pictures of poverty in the spotlight. Use Instagram, Twitter and other new ways to allow those in poverty to directly communicate with the world.
- Subways connect the rich and poor and are the lifeblood of New York City. Focus on the different lines and busy stations as a way to showcase poverty in the city and bring it down to a local level. Break down poverty into neighborhoods and areas so you can see where people are and make it more human.
Data Challenge presented by Intel (non-hackathon response):
- Bring together single moms with not enough time with elderly people who have too much time but feel unconnected. Help them help each other. Community based, elder enabling, free childcare network.