The Randomness of Opportunities
Hackathons can be stressful experiences, as a group of students from Eden Prairie, Minnesota recently found out. The students, belonging to the Futurist Academy, a community dedicated to fostering the development of young people by focusing them on applying emerging technologies to reshape the future, had only eight hours to solve an important problem.
The students were challenged by the organizers of the hackathon to select an important issue affecting individuals or groups of people and determine a solution to the issue. After deep thought, and a lot of whiteboard discussion, the team from the Futurist Academy had its “light bulb” moment.