Partnership Post: Global GovJam May 17-18

Sketch City is all about promoting civic innovation wherever we can find it, so we want to let you know about an event our friends are hosting the week leading up to the Houston Hackathon!

Join Design For Change and Design Thinking Houston to help solve global issues through design thinking at Houston’s branch of the Global GovJam. The event will be co-hosted by the groups, May 17-18 at Station Houston. There, the international event’s secret theme will be revealed and teams around the world will simultaneously start innovating.

The Global GovJam combines the concepts of a Global Service Jam and a Global Sustainability Jam, applying them to the world of government and the public sector. Working around this common theme, small teams collaborate for two days to innovate solutions to challenges faced by the public sector. At the end of the two days, teams will upload their results for the world to see.

Check out last year’s recap video for an idea of what you’ll experience.

To respect work schedules, the group will meet Wednesday and Thursday evenings to collaborate on the challenges.

  • Wednesday, May 17 – 5:30pm-9pm
  • Thursday, May 18 – 5:30pm-9pm
  • Station Houston, 1301 Fannin St. Suite 2440, Houston, TX

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