Designing solutions around social isolation among older adults at Sheridan College
One hundred students from all disciplines from the GTA are invited to come create, challenge, and solve a real-world challenge over the weekend. This year, we are partnering with the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research to help come up with solutions around social isolation among older adults. We believe that the older adult demographic is an important part of our communities that we should know more about designing for, which is why we have chosen to tackle social isolation.
We are a very beginner-friendly hackathon and encourage all students - whether or not you’re experienced - to come out for the weekend and brush up on coding skills!
All Sheridan College students will be accepted until the event has reached maximum capacity.
Participants: Individuals currently enrolled in an educational institution
Specialist Solutions Architect / AWS Canada
Senior Solutions Architect / AWS Canada
Education and Training Program Manager / AGE-WELL
Partnerships Lead / EDGE
Communications & Project Coordinator / Centre for Elder Research
25% / How unique is the concept of the solution? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
10% / Is the hack technically interesting or difficult?
Answers a Real World Problem
25% / Did the presenters clearly identify the problem they are trying to solve? Is the solution relevant to the identified challenge?
20% / Did the team push themselves out of their comfort zones? Did they overcome challenges to learn something new?
20% / How well was the project presented? Could you follow the purpose and intent of the project?