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Darcy Street Project

Who: Darcy Street Project

When: Summer 2015

Where: Western Sydney

Code: https://github.com/RHendery/BaristaMentor/commits/master

Darcy St Project is a Parramatta based social enterprise that runs barista and coffee brewing training to the long-term unemployed. Western Sydney is a difficult place for young people looking to find work. The project was looking to build an app that assists with training, a kind of 'barista mentor' that helps people not only with the technicalities of making coffee, but also how to get ready for the hospitality job market. 

The team ended up with a working on a first prototype of an app (Barista Mentor) for training people from vulnerable populations in the basics of the theory they will need to get work in cafes. It emphasises video and interactive, gamified learning and social sharing. 

Wish List

Who: Wish List

When: June 2016

Where: Melbourne

Creativity Australia uses singing to connect people experiencing disadvantage to the mainstream community.

At the start of the hackathon, Ross wanted to make an app that would help Creativity Australia better run their Wish List – a program that enables members of their community to confidently ask for the things that will improve their life. Through the collaborative process, the team quickly realized that an app was not the best solution and instead built a decentralized tool that allows their regional choir volunteers to manage the Wish List.

By improving their level of service, Ross believes that engagement and the numbers of wishes granted will increase.