Help our Hackathon

  • Date: 13th January 2021 - 15th January 2021
  • Every day
  • Location: Online
  • Time: 9:00 - 17:00
  • Cost: Free

Are you an ICT-skilled person? Could you spare some time helping us to improve online engagement with migrant communities by supporting the creation of software to help with communication?

If the answer is yes, please join our hackathon event on 13 – 15 January

The demographic makeup of the city entails significant challenges regarding communication and compliance of the new regulations within migrant communities. Migrants have the right to know about key services in Birmingham City Council that impact their lives on a daily basis, including travel within the host city.

The Hackathon builds upon the necessity of finding solutions for the struggles of the migrant community interacting with public services and measures. The introduction of a Clean Air Zone results in new procedures and regulations which all citizens should understand, adopt and become familiar with, yet they give rise to questions, uncertainty and confusion

​For migrant communities, these new policies cause an additional layer of pressure related to language and bureaucracy barriers.

​During the challenge, you will try to find solutions that make the process of interacting with the Clean Air zone more accessible and transparent, and shape the service in order to make sure that migrants understand all the aspects of the process (permissions, boundaries, signage, time zones, exceptions).

Find out more and register for the hackathon

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