TinyHackerHouse Design Challenge at UTAustin #Girlday2018
In 2017, HACKSTARZ a social enterprise I founded, partnered with The Women in Engineering Program (WEP) at #UTAustin hosted Girl Day, in an event to engage over 8,000 elementary and middle school girls in STEM.
I reached out to some of my maker friends at RE3d who showcased their giant 3dprinter along with my volunteer students who helped run the TinyHackerHouse design challenge 1.0.
I designed this challenge to help understand what the future of housing should include from the perspective of our younger generation. Additional information on the 2017 activities can be seen here.
On 24th February 2018 I've been invited back, amped up and excited about #Girlday2018 as an opportunity to run part 2.0 of the challenge showcasing the first part of our physical build.
This phase of our innovative building system design includes a 20' x 8' steel-frame structure to give girls an idea of space and understand how the kit is assembled. Be sure to stop by and see it at the Plaza, take pictures and tweet your thoughts to @TinyHackerHouse
This TinyHackerHouse design will also be exhibited during SXSW 2018 on 9 - 18 March 2018 as part of an advocacy campaign to support innovation in affordable housing and sustainable living.
In addition we will be raising funds to build a futuristic intentional tinyhouse community event space open to the public for innovative events, workshops and kids camps throughout the year.
The event is from 12-5pm on Saturday 24th February 2018 at:
Robert Lee Moore Hall
2515 Speedway, Austin, TX 78712
Room: RLM 5.118
TinyHackerhouse structure exhibit:
Plaza outside RLM
Here's a map to the location, Look forward to seeing you there: