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Cape Town Water Crisis
24th February 2018 @ 10:00 am - 25th February 2018 @ 4:30 pmR25
We are 5 mins away from #DAYZERO!
This is a call to hack* (solve) the Cape Town Water Crisis – to find solutions collectively and actively.
Stop Reset Go, the Cape Town Science Centre, together with concerned organisations, business leaders, and design shapers are organising A CITIZEN BASED EVENT – one where we can come together to share information, develop new technologies, ask the important questions and find and share DIY solutions that work for us!
Date: 24 & 25 February 2018
Venue: Cape Town Science Centre (370B Main Road, Observatory)
Time: 10:00 – 16:30
Cost: R25 per person (reduced entry fee for all visitors to the centre on 24 & 25 February to cover event costs)
The two-day event will include several relevant ACTIVITIES:
• Movies, drone footage and any audio-visual content related to the water crisis and presenting solutions for the crisis
• A Hackathon * more information below
• Family-friendly workshops
We would like YOU TO PARTICIPATE by:
• Suggesting topics and/or excellent speakers relevant to the water crisis – APPLY HERE
• Sharing a movie, drone footage or AV content relevant to this water crisis and solutions – Email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Exhibiting – your water saving technology whether it be a DIY domestic solution, or a commercial business (Grey Water Systems, Water Wise gardening etc.), or a new technology you have developed etc. – APPLY HERE
• Demonstrating your ideas to save water – APPLY HERE
• Join the Hackathon* more information below – APPLY HERE
1. EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND – We will be advertising this event to Cape Town Citizens. There will be a reduced entry fee for all visitors to the centre on 24 & 25 February to cover event costs. The entry fee will be reduced from R55 to R25 per person. Donations are welcome.
2. Call participation – will close on Wednesday, 31 January 2018
3. Programme – will be available on Thursday, 8 February 2018
4. See you on the 24 & 25 February!
*WHAT THE HECK IS A HACKATHON?
As explained by Mashable.com, it’s a space that “provides a venue for self-expression and creativity through (science) and technology. (Where) people with different backgrounds come together, form teams around a problem or idea, and collaboratively invent a unique solution from scratch”.
Broadly defined, hacking is creative problem solving (and does not have to involve technology). A hackathon is an event of any duration where people come together to solve problems.
Participants typically form groups of about 2-5 individuals, and dive into problems…
In this case problems around the current water crisis Cape Town is experiencing.