A Virtual Online Create-a-thon is an virtual online event in which people work in groups on software or hardware projects, with the goal of creating a functioning product or process by the end of the event. Democracy Lab hosted a Create-a-thon on July 18, 2020 with over 100 volunteers, and 19 non-profit organizations. The General meeting and breakout sessions were online, Slack and Zoom platforms were used to communicate between team members.
Our first task is creating a survey requesting feedback on what our community needs. Next, learn how can we address those needs. Not an easy task; this is an opportunity to be innovative. This is a time to step up and listen, design new tools and processes and continue learning from each other.