Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Joe Peach
Published: 11 June 2012, This Big City


Hackathons by definition are fast sprints in the world of marathon designing. The idea is to get something done quickly, then refine it as the idea receives more traction. But, more often than not the enthusiasm and verve disappears like flashes in a pan.

Worried by this, Christine Outram of LA Here and Now, a local movement marrying the worlds of urban planning, technology and civic engagement, set out to run a two-part series that tries to address the runoff problem of adrenaline-infused fast burn hackathons. [read more]

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