- September 13 at Microsoft Philippines, 8th Floor, 6750 Ayala Office Tower, Ayala Avenue, 1200, Makati City
- September 14 – 15 at SaDoce, SMART Tower, 12th Floor, 6799 Ayala Avenue, Makati City
WebGeek is excited to bring Social Innovation Camp to Manila. From 13th -15th September 2013. Social Innovation Camp brings together software developers and designers with people who understand a social problem to help build web and mobile solutions to social challenges. We think the web and related technologies hold huge potential to create change in many different ways: how people hold those in positions of power accountable; who they rely on to provide the services they need to live healthy, happy lives; or how they make a difference to something that affects them. But for any of this to happen, we have to understand what people really need and start building the technology that can help – which is what Social Innovation Camp is all about. Through unusual, creative events we bring together talented software developers and designers with social innovators to prototype effective web-based solutions to real social problems.
Meet the Top 6 Ideas!
We’ve spent the last 8 weeks scouring the country to find the most promising back-of-the-envelope ideas that use web and mobile-based technology to solve a social problem. We had a huge 70 ideas submitted to Social Innovation Camp Philippines 2013 and our judges have chosen just six of the best to help build over one weekend, from September 13 to 15 in Manila.
And here they are:
- RidetTracker - This idea will run in a smartphone that uses GPS capabilities. This would help the commuters to know what type of public transportation and where to ride them to get to their destination.
- Bayanihan – A web-mobile application that lets users to either respond or report disasters near their vicinity. Responses will be coordinated through the “central station” (usually the local government disaster office) and will also be live-fed to their phones wherein volunteers can take immediate action.
- SocialSource – Functions as a service brokerage website and app that will match used and surplus goods with suitable communities, organizations, and social initiatives. This will encourage recycling, proper disposal of surpluses, and identification of real needs.
- Mapped Dengue – A smartphone and basic phone application that will plot the dengue cases via visualization or sms. The service will connect to hospitals where data will be collected and mapped based on location.
- Neighborhood Watch – lets users get to report in real-time or after-the-fact details of crimes that they’ve witnessed or have been a victim of–including the location via a map. Real-time crimes witnessed are tagged with a warning & trigger a report to the police and to other users.
- Squela – A project-based learning approach. Learn real-world skills from industry experts and put it into practice as soon as you finish the course. A certificate is just that. What you can do is the real story.
Sign up to help build an idea
Now we’re looking for people with technical and creative talent to come and help turn these early-stage ideas into real working prototypes – all in just 48 hours. We’re looking for developers, designers and people who understand the problems we’re trying to solve.
The top team from SI Camp Philippines will join the top teams from other cities at the end of the year for a final regional camp.
September 13, 2013 (Friday) at Microsoft Philippines (Makati)
|6:30PM||Welcome Remarks / Talks|
|8:00PM||Food and drinks|
|9:30PM||Guests bid goodbye to participants|
|10:00PM||Start (participants can stay until the venue closes)|
September 14, 2013 (Saturday) at SaDoce, Smart Tower (Makati)
|9:30AM||Break out session 1|
|1:00PM||Call for help|
|1:30PM||Break out session 2|
|8:30PM||Break out session 3 (participants can stay until the venue closes)|
September 15, 2013 (Sunday) at SaDoce, Smart Tower (Makati)
|9:30AM||Break out session 4|
|1:00PM||Call for help|
|1:30PM||Break out session 5|
|2:30PM||Dry run presentations|
September 13 at Microsoft Philippines, 8th Floor, 6750 Ayala Office Tower, Ayala Avenue, 1200, Makati City
September 14 – 15 at SaDoce, SMART Tower, 12th Floor, 6799 Ayala Avenue, Makati City
Sponsors and Partners
In addition, this year we’re excited to work with UNDP Global Centre for Public Service. We’ll be looking out for ideas on how to improve public services using web/mobile platforms. At least one of these will make the eventual six ideas chosen to be worked on during the weekend of Social Innovation Camp Manila.
How it works
1. Think of an idea
Think of an idea for a web-based tool that has the potential to change something important. You can use our examples and blog for inspiration. Our ideas criteria will tell you more about what we’re after. Your idea will need to be focused on addressing a specific social need, the technology must be central to its purpose and it must be innovative – you’ve got to make something that matters.
2. Tell us about your idea
Your idea can be ‘Closed’, in which case we won’t share it with anyone, or ‘Open’ and we will post it online for you or others to add comments.
3. Ideas are selected by Social Innovation Camp judges
From the ideas sent to us, our judges choose 6 ideas with the greatest potential for social change, and benefit most from coming to the SI Camp weekend. All selected ideas are published online.
4. Get involved
Participate even if you’re not interested in idea submission. Your unique skills – from software developing through to business know-how, from digital media law to social problem expertise- will be crucial in bringing the selected ideas into reality. This is your chance to apply them to create social change, for the better.
The Social Innovation Camp weekend is an open space meeting. Our aim is to transform a set of early-stage concepts into prototype web-based tools in under 48 hours. It’s structured around the selected ideas, but you’ll be expected to organise yourselves into teams – often with people you’ve not met before. Expect nil powerpoint-sort fluff and oodles of discussion and hands-on application.
6. Show and Tell your prototype
By the end of the weekend you should be part of a team with a basic working model for a new venture. The event will close with a Show and Tell pitching competition, with prizes for the winning ideas that demonstrate the greatest potential to create real change.
7. Start your venture!
Social Innovation Camp is all about creating the relationships you need to start new projects and we hope your efforts will carry on beyond the weekend. That’s why the Social Innovation Camp team will be available to help you in building on what you’ve created, even after the conclusion of SI Camp Philippines.