social good hackathons typify silicon valley’s saviorism problem: inexperienced innovators parachute into a community they don’t understand to build products that no one needs, claiming a resume line and virtue signaling along the way
Stanford's been hit with an epidemic of hate crimes and sexual violence, and the admin responded with... a hackathon against racism ⁉️ The absurdity of this idea proves they understand neither racism nor the needs of their students 👇
Powerful student journalism holding ⁦Stanford⁩ administrators to account. Asking students, the least powerful on campus, to hold a “hackathon” to solve campus hate crimes that leadership won’t. So odd how tech schools lack humanity. oh wait...
Sometimes scholars of inequality get a bad rap for lots of thinking but no doing. But hackathons for inequality are the converse: lots of doing but no thinking.