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Posted February 14, 2017
3 DAYS TO MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
TOM is a community of makers, using technology to address real life needs of People with disabilities. Join us for a three-day Event! Work with other innovators in one of the most exciting and creative spaces for the experience of a lifetime.
Calling all designers, developers, engineers and anyone who loves creating, to turn a challenge into reality. Registration ends March 2nd
CALL FOR CHALLENGE
We are looking for ‘Need Knowers’ – individuals with a deep understanding of a challenge from either personal or professional experience
Registration ends March 2nd
WHERE AND WHEN?
The 3 Day event will take place at the NewLab in the Navy yard, Brooklyn, NY. April 21th-23rd. We will meet at 10:00AM and finish with a closing ceremony at 3:00PM on the last day. The Pre TOM event will take place at Cornell Tech, 111 8th Avenue, New York, NY on March 17th from 12:00PM-3:00PM.
Mark your calendars!
WHEN IS THE PRETOM EVENT?
PreTOM will take place a month before the TOM Makeathon. This is where you will choose your team and start to work on the challenge. Mark your calendar: 12:00PM on Mar. 17th. Attendance is highly recommended. If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AS A MAKER?
Start with an open mind and a lot of enthusiasm. You are going to be tested in many ways and come away from TOM with an experience like none other. Expect to be challenged, motivated, and moved by what you and your team will accomplish.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Expect to be working and solving problems most of the time over the 3 days. You will want to get some shut eye back at your home, but you may want to bring a small bag with toiletries and a change of clothes just in case you pull an all-nighter. Also don't forget closed shoes, workshop clothes, computer and charger.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE OFF WORK?
Yes, this is a Friday to Sunday, 3 Day commitment and you will be off grid for the entire time.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
WHEN WILL I HEAR FROM YOU?
Application close on March 2nd 2017. If you have not heard from us by the 7th of March please contact us:
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PRODUCTS ONCE THE MAKEATHON IS OVER?
Once the makeathon is over all the products will be available online as an open source solution (free and available online) with instructions on how to build your own. Don't forget to document along the way, so others can also enjoy. Past solutions are at: projects.tomglobal.org
I HAVE A QUESTION, WHO CAN I ASK?
Contact Dana. She is here to help you with anything: [email protected]
(Photo credit: TOM Facebook page )