On a Mission: Hack Access Dublin

Posted November 9, 2016 in More

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It promises to be an action packed weekend as Hack Access Dublin goes on a mission to use innovation and technology to hack poor accessibility in Dublin in an effort to make our city more inclusive to people with mobility problems.

A for purpose hackathon, the event takes place in Google over the weekend of 25-27 November.

Innovators from the engineering, design and technology fields are invited to use their talents and interest in social impact to help Hack Access Dublin make Dublin’s transport system accessible to people with mobility problems.

Organised by Janice Valentine, Founder of Great Life Distillery and Innovation Engagement Consultant, the goal is to leverage the startup community’s innovative approach to solving problems to achieve its vision of making Dublin inclusive to people of all abilities.

Participants, judges and mentors from Irish startups, including Mobility Mojo, Pavinu and Nero Hero, and not-for profit organizations like An Saul, will come together in Google on Friday for an opening ceremony to celebrate the beginning of what is intended to be an annual event.

Expect inspiring talks from Neill Milliken of @AXSChat, a Twitter chat for disability and Virtual Reality expert, Julie De Moine, a judge for a recent hackathon in MIT, USA.

On Sunday at 4pm teams will pitch their solutions to a panel of judges made up of Social Enterprise Ireland CEO, Darren Ryan, Smart Dublin Manager, Jamie Cudden, Manager of Corporate Partnerships at Dogpatch Labs, Liz McCarthy and Professor of Inclusive Design for Education & Chair of Creative Technologies at UCD, Lizbeth Goodman.

Following the pitch there will be keynote talks given by Kathryn O’Donoghue, Director, Trust & Safety EMEA Monetized Products at Google and James McCarthy, CEO at Nissan Ireland. The pitch will be open to members of the public to attend.

Hack Access Dublin takes place in Google over the weekend of 25-27 November. 

Register to participate online.  Tickets are available here. Follow the conversation at #HackAccessDublin

Hack Access Dublin is being sponsored by Nissan Ireland, Smart Dublin and Dogpatch Labs and is supported by the National Disability Authority. It is being run in association with the Challenge Access Initiative, established by Stephen Cluskey, one of Nissan Ireland’s 2016 Generation Next winners.


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