What is a hackathon?
It's a fun and creative ideas marathon. People from all sorts of backgrounds will work together, designing innovative solutions to tricky challenges.
What's it about?
The health of young people in Hammersmith & Fulham.
Too many young people find it hard to eat healthily and exercise enough, with serious long-term consequences to their health and quality of life.
When and where?
Saturday 14 May, from 10am to 6pm.
Hammersmith Town Hall, King Street, Hammersmith.
How does it work?
The challenge is to find new, creative and exciting ways to get young people and families eating well and moving more.
The event's all about what can happen when a group of energetic, motivated people get together to create positive suggestions for lasting change.
No experience or homework is required - just turn up on the day! Please bring a laptop, tablet or other device if you have one, but it is not a problem if you do not. It's free and there will be refreshments to keep you energised. Your ideas could change lives.
What happens on the day?
We'll ask you to be part of a team to develop a practical solution to one of four challenges. Choose from:
- How can healthy food be more accessible and popular?
- How could there be better participation in PE and sport – including use of green space?
- What could happen to help families with young children eat well and move more to build good habits for life?
- How can teenagers be more fit, healthy and body-confident?
Supported by designers and health experts, your team will develop an idea and create a short pitch to showcase it.
At the end of the day, a panel of judges and everyone taking part will view all the live pitches and identify those ideas that can be turned into reality.
A wide group of people will take part; children, young people and their families, community groups, local business owners, health and care professionals, developers and designers.
The hackathon will be fast, fun and full of hands-on teamwork. We want to show what can happen when motivated local people get together to develop ideas that can have a lasting effect.
Where do I sign up?
Please sign up here. We will then send you more details. Don't forget to share this with your friends.
How do I get there?
You can plan your journey to the town hall through the TfL website.
If you need more help or information, email us here.
We do hope you can join us.