Moving the Policy Hackathon Online OVERVIEW 1. In-person, facilitators and participants come together in
20 May 2020
Below is our overview of an online policy hackathon and the tools and technology you could use, followed by a brief examination of the unique opportunities and considerations for hosting an online policy hackathon. [...] Use your test run to make sure the app has all the features you need and is simple for your participants to access. [...] Regardless of your choice, we recommend having at least one “co-host” to help facilitate the technology side of things throughout the event, allowing the other facilitators to focus their support on the event content with the participants. [...] Ensuring all participants have access to the skills and technology needed for a video conference meeting is an important consideration, and the opportunity for capacity building is exciting. [...] Help the participants prepare by sending them important materials at least one week before the event, including: • A detailed schedule • Instructions for connecting to the video conference and the note-taking tools • Background information about the topic • Any presentation slides you plan to show during the event • A document with photos and bios of all facilitators (and of the participants, if p.