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Aug 8, 2017

Over the past month I had the privilege to participate in Goodie Nation’s #Hacktheviolence College Innovation Lab hack-a-thon. This was my very 1st time participating in the whirlwind of productivity that is a hack-a-thon.

It’s EXHAUSTING, but so rewarding. I had the opportunity to contribute to the Civility app by Roverlent, which is like Glassdoor or Rate My Professor but for police officers. It’s designed to take the intimidation out of reporting excessive force as well as reward good cops for positive interaction.

I also contrast the diversity shown in Twitter images from hack-a-thon again the imagery from the Innovation Congress conference and call on conference organizers to address the access issue to their conferences faced by many minorities.


You’ll Learn:

  • Good Nations #Hacktheviolence initiative to reduce violence by 40% by 2020.
  • Why the future is bright as we race towards SkyNet. Lol!
  • How the Civility app by Roverlent helps report personal encounters with police and improves police community relations.
  • Why the diversity in the audience at Innovation Congress wasn’t reflected in the images that were tweeted out.
  • How conference organizers can partner with organizations like Goodie Nation to bridge this diversity gap.


3 Key Points:

  1. Hack-a-thons are not for the faint of heart.
  2. Goodie Nation’s #Hacktheviolence initiative is using technology to reduce violence.
  3. Digital Marketing conferences like Innovation Congress need to do a better job of reflecting the diversity in their audience in the images they tweet out.


Resources Mention: 

Civility app by Roverlent

Goodie Nation | Hack the Violence

Innovation Congress

What Diversity in Marketing Jason A Miller?


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