Breaking the Code: The Un-Hackathon for a Cause Kick-Off

Event Details

Oct 04, 2019
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
111 SW 5th Avenue
Suite 300
Portland, OR 97204



Venue Sponsor

Join the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) and our partner, Multnomah County, as we kickoff our first a community driven, collaborative design sprint. We aim to break barriers that exist between non-profit organizations that specifically serve people of color and the broad, local tech community. 

Breaking the Code’s framework leverages assets from the public sector (data, staff, technology platforms, public infrastructure, small business incubation), and the technology industry (technology solutions, expertise, professionals, funding) with the goal of providing solutions to successful serving the community.

Sign up as a participant, coach, volunteer or an attendee to learn how to use design thinking during National Digital Inclusion Week to create solutions to empower a more inclusive community. 

Be a Hacker or Attendee - As a hacker for this event, you have the technical, creative or project management skills to share!  TAO is seeking teams of 4 - 7 individuals to work on industry and community challenges. The goal for each team is to have a minimum of two (2) developers or individuals with technical skills, one (1) designer or creative person and one (1) project manager.  

Be a Partner or Volunteer - As a community partner to this event, you have knowledge and sweat equity to share!  TAO is seeking shifts of connected community organizers to guide our hackers on resources related to the various challenges.  While you may not be technical, you know the ins and outs and of services and resources available. TAO is seeking shifts of helpful volunteers to ensure our hackers are suppoted throught the week while they work!  The volunteer roles we are seeking are  mentors, data/researchers, event planning and logistics, AV support, photography & videography.

TEAMS - should form organically or we can help form teams

  • 2 developers
  • 1 project manager
  • 1 UX/UI/design


  • community partner (knowledgeable)
  • mentor/mediator
  • data digger/researcher
  • event / logistics / concierge
  • AV / systems help
  • photo / video