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Bristol’s first Hackday to help asylum seekers and refugees through digital technology was a great success

Full storify of photos and tweets of the event  media@bristolrefugeehackday.zendesk.com FB: Bristol Refugee Hackday Twitter: @BrisRefugeeHD  Bristol’s first Hackday[1] to help asylum seekers and refugees through digital technology was a great success. Last weekend a group of people got together at the Trinity Arts Centre, Easton to develop digital tools to help with some of the issues that asylum … More Bristol’s first Hackday to help asylum seekers and refugees through digital technology was a great success

Media Overview

The first Bristol Refugee Hackday will take place on 24th and 25th June in Trinity Arts Centre, as part of Bristol Refugee Festival. It aims to bring those with coding and technical skills, social media and web skills together with those who have experience of the asylum system and the needs of refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol; … More Media Overview

A wake up call!

Yesterday I went to visit a friend in the Bristol Hospitality Network house and in excitedly explaining to his housemate about our ideas for the Bristol Refugee Hackday, he reminded me something we musn’t forget. Donation management tool and advice forms are all nice ideas, but they are a sticking plaster which ultimately doesn’t change … More A wake up call!

Inspiration from other events

EmpowerHack The idea for having a Bristol Refugee Hackday was primarily inspired by a London event called EmpowerHack, a hackathon event and now ongoing collective working on different technical and digital projects focused specifically on the needs of refugee women and girls. Attendees came to the hack from across the UK and beyond. During the first EmpowerHack event there … More Inspiration from other events