Białystok Youth Hack Day 2023 is a one-day event, which brings together youth leaders and young activists who want to accelerate social innovation while developing their communities.
Our initiative draws on the ever-popular idea of IT hackathons and design thinking methodology. By marrying the two approaches to problem-solving, we would like to create a youth-friendly platform by which young people of Białystok can address their needs and turn them into feasible projects.
The day reflects the spirit of the design thinking framework and is focused on 4 key areas: sociocultural innovation, technology, environment, and health. During the 9 am-5 pm timeline, the participating teams design ready-to-use solutions, which tackle given challenges. The hackathon concludes with the selection of three of the most feasible projects, which then will be further developed under the watchful eye of SocLab experts.