Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-19-2018

Keywords

experiential learning, Fishackthon, hackathon, cause hacking, build solutions, systems analysis, project management

Abstract

Cause-based “hackathons” are a experiential learning experience for students in various programs (Systems Analysis, Project Management) at GTA colleges. By partnering with Toronto-based hackathon powerhouse HackerNest, students have been provided with opportunities to demonstrate their innovation and leadership while developing solutions for real-world problems. This year’s focus was ocean sustainability. Fishackathon was implemented in 40+ cities around the world with the help of the US State Department.

Ultimately, what I saw from Fishhackathon was the amazing potential of experiential learning to highlight the unique skill-sets of student leaders and entrepreneurs. This blog posting will feature the stories of contributions of both former and current students whose lives have been changed by their participation in Hackathons.

Faculty

Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST)

Journal

LinkedIn

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Original Publication Citation

Buchner, M. (2017).2018 Toronto Fishackathon back stories. [Web log]. Retrieved from https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/2018-toronto-fishackathon-back-stories-mark-buchner/

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