Mobilizing Development Mechanisms – Hackathon on social initiatives

One of the early confirmations that things can happen. Our first hackathon, and we had no idea what a hackathon was.

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The Master of Development Management Class of 2017 and the Stephen Zuellig Graduate School of Development Management (ZSDM) co-organized a hackathon entitled “Mobilizing Development Mechanisms (MDM)” last October 21 to 22, 2017 at the Asian Institute of Management. The hackathon, a design sprint-like event engaged computer programmers and others software developers to work on software projects. In this event, software projects or designs were developed to help solve development issues on health, education, employment, disaster, and agriculture, among others, in line with the goal of helping achieve the 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals.E_2016_SDG_Poster_all_sizes_with_UN_emblem_Letter copyDr. Kenneth Hartigan-Go, Head of ZSDM, noted that the MDM Hackathon 2017 was an innovation itself. “For one, it demonstrates that complex development problems are to be addressed by 21st century disruptive solutions outside of the traditional and conventional solutions and created by millennials of our society. This is bridging a divide.  Secondly, this is the…

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