LA DoGooder Hackathon
May 10th-11th, 2014
The LA DoGooder hackathon event will kick off an intensive 12 day experience for social good organizations and filmmakers to get deep in to the art of mission-based storytelling.
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
On Saturday night we will reveal the filmmaker-organization pairings. The DoGooder team and guest speakers will lead a discussion on the concepts behind storytelling in the digital age, and rallying people for a cause in creative ways. Participants will hear from master entrepreneurs and filmmakers on how to tell and capture a compelling story. We’ll provide light food and drinks for the evening, but when we run out we’ll be heading to a local watering hole for to keep the momentum going.
Sunday, May 11th, 2014
1pm-6pm (Refreshments to follow)
Sunday we get to work. The 25 teams will use this time begin creating two-minute films that illustrate and engage audiences in the Los Angeles area.
Mentorship opportunities will be provided by LA Do Gooder, heads of local Los Angeles foundations, corporate giving programs, regional media, city departments, universities, non-profits, social entrepreneurs, artists, and more.
Register your participation in LA DoGooder and make sure that you check of that you’d like to participate in this year’s hackathon! The LA DoGooder team will select 25 organizations for participation, and notify all organizations by May 1st.
Important information for participants:
Location: The Hackathon will be located at The Hub LA, 3rd Floor, 830 Traction Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013.
The Hub LA is located in the artist district of Los Angeles and will provide a rich backdrop creativity.
Kickoff date and time: The Hackathon kickoff will be held on May 10th and 11th and will begin promptly to make the most of our time together.
Production time: Including the kickoff weekend, your Hackathon team will have 12 days, May 10th until May 21st, to complete all production work on your film and submit for voting.
Information regarding video submission will be sent out shortly.
Attendees: Your organization may bring a minimum of 2 people (maximum of 4) to work with the filmmaker and his or her team. They should be people from your organization who have a deep understanding of the mission, a strong sense of what you hope to accomplish with a story in video format and any brainstormed ideas of what you hope to see included in the video.
What to bring: Be sure to bring any marketing material your organization may have, i.e. brochures, one pagers, that help to convey the mission of your organization.
Questions and comments: You can send any questions about the Hackathon or the LA DoGooder Awards to [email protected] and be sure to check out the website for updated information and be sure to sign up for the newsletter for continual updates.