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Education hackathon in Brno – Eduhack14#2, June 2014

Local hackathon of Brno edu hackers. – Happy bridging! Living Bridges Planet folks have been active in bridging the networks, orga and online facilitation of the education hackathon, second edtion!

eduhack14 - education hackathon 24 hours

We did it!

The first Czech edition has been organised by the performing artist Giulia Buvoli (Italy) and Veronika Klimesova from Lead a Change, and Lea Mentlikova from and The workshop took place at Y Soft corporation, a.s., our sponsor partner.


Happiness – and the educational system

We’ve invited students, activists and figures from the Czech educational scene and organised our program several blocks. We’ve opened the event with Giulia’s art performance “Random”, which questioned our own feeling of happiness and what ‘being happy’ means to us. We draw, acted and wrote. After that we all gathered for brainstorming sessions during which we discussed the reality of the educational system today and the ideal state we imagine.

Theater of the Oppressed

After the brainstorming, Giulia introduced “Theater of the Oppressed”, which through games allows to simulate any possible social situation to better…

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First edition of eduhack14 was a great start with a lot of local action and inspiring hangouts connecting the international locations.

eduhack14 - education hackathon 24 hours


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How many times have we heard that question? In many places around the world. 1 month ago nobody had a clear picture what it would be. But on March 14th/15th and 16th 12 brave local communities took on the adventure to find it out – together. In 12 countries on 4 continents – connected via Facebook, Twitter Google and Skype.

All with the same vision: Getting in shape for the 21st century and transforming our education systems. Hacking existing systems. Meaning finding disruptive solutions for a systemic change in a world that has changed tremendiously. For 24 hours 12 learning communities bonded within their region with local networks and shared their results and experience globally. The results were breath taking. Here are some stories.


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Channels, tools and spaces – Ready to go!

The online facilitators of Living Bridges Planet have move some bits and bytes to create a global-local space for connecting and exchange between the folks of globally distributed locations during the “education hackathon” eduhack14. We are happy to support this glocal event. Also a great opportunity to learn which tools and channels work best.

eduhack14 - education hackathon 24 hours

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Slide presentation of the eduhack14 online structure 

For better readability click here to access the presentation full screen: (Best view with presentation mode)

The online facilitators of the Living Bridges Planet network did some moves to create spaces,  that enable the connection and collaboration in an easy way during the 24 hours of the #eduhack14.

Mind map – eduhack14 online

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GATESENSE Hackathon @ International Open Data Day

Hangout to the GATESENSE Hackathon

The hackathon happened 21 and 22 February 2014, Copenhagen

Find more information about the hackathon here:

Find some links to attendees of the hangout and projects/organisations on our facebook group:

Are you looking for the first hackathon, that happened last year? Here you go: Gatesense Hackathon 2013

Outlook 2014 – Technology, Social Networks & Social Capital

Reposted from IOTPEOPLE blog – – published 13 February 2014 – Author: Joachim Lohkamp

Outlook 2014 – Technology, Social Networks & Social Capital

Are new Technologies a blessing or curse… what really will matter in 2014 and beyond are the individual and cultural mindsets with which we are creating and using technologies.

So, what would be closer then looking at Human Capital. Human Capital is not only the key source of sustainable economic value but also the key source for social innovation and cultural development.

Technologies that are helping us to grow Human Capital into Social Capital are centered around communication in it’s broadest sense. Applications running on the internet infrastructure help us connecting, sharing, inspiring and understanding our peers and our environments and conquer new terrain to elevate living standards around the world.

Challenge as Chance
The challenge we are facing right now could be actually discovered as huge chance… as a chance to cultivate a liquid, more flexibly structured social network dynamic throughout society. Remember… Human Capital is the key source for sustainable economic value and social innovation… so if the current structure of Social Capital will be conquered by fresh expressions of Human Capital and unfolds… this will have direct implications on value creation globally through internet technology and its extensive periphery.

The polarity that opens the realm of Social Capital to conquer and expand into spans between the structural and organizational strength of companies, institutions and governments… which include discipline, training and standardization of processes that are providing scalability and reliability on one side. On the other side we find the abundant diversity of independent professionals, innovators and agile open communities.

The strength of the well established organizational side is also their weakest point… ever shortening innovation cycles and the need for new solutions demand a much higher degree of flexibility and a cultural understanding of innovation as an ongoing process. The weaknesses of the one are exactly mirroring the strength of the others… and vice versa.

Social innovators who need to make up for their lack of structure, standardization, scalability and resources are forced to be flexible and innovative all the time.

The great chance that arises here comes from the strong polarities. In fact we need the capabilities of both sides to define our next stage of social abundance and well-being. Human Capital has been the fuel for the development of our social structures all along.
The urge for change also roots in our longing for personal growth… which automatically comes with an elevation of awareness… which inevitably includes more mutual social and ecological responsibility… a state which we could call Resilience!

The space that has been opened through the internet, the social networks, communication and peer technologies helped us to reveal our current social and economic structures and behaviors. We now have the opportunity to observe a continuous chain of cultural changes… they are undeniable and accessible to a broader part of society then ever before… in 2013 we saw this movement peaking not least through the revelations of Snowden on the NSA, and the continuing waves crashing to the shore of public dismay.
In 2014 we probably see more of the initiatives that are aiming towards a transformation of our global culture into more collaborative states. Shared values and the development of trust relationships are key elements of Social Capital to drive this transformational process and to enable social innovation.

Technology will play an important role… from sensors to applications, from databases to 3D printing… we will see peer design becoming a vital part in our future… opening the door for new social business and value models.

Tags: Social Capital, IoT, Innovation, Communication, Collaboration, Co-Working

Up-coming Events:
Gatesense/IoTPeople Hackathon, Copenhagen
IoTPeople Hackathon, Berlin
Living Bridges Planet Open Day, Berlin
GGG Tour, Africa and Europe
IoT Week, London

Where peer design and technologies will be seen in 2014:
– 3D Printers, IoT (Internet of Things) and IoTPeople
sensors and wearable computers, bluetooth low energy beacons (iBeacons)
applications to support the collaborative and sharing economy
systems of networked peer mini-platforms will pick up to cannibalize mega platforms
contextual communication, real-time meta data and visualization
new business and value models, networks of trust
parallel networks: open web based and private peer based information flows
data security and privacy, Node.js on the rise, NoSQL on the test
growing number of social trademarks in an ocean of fading corporate trademarks

Interesting links on Social Innovation, Social Capital and Technology for 2014:
IoT Forum
Social Capital Markets
Agora Coworking
P2P Foundation
Lauth Transmedia
Bare Conductive
DiY Days
Social Innovation Camp Asia
Make Change TV
ASAP Island

LBP – A community in self-empowerment (part 1)

Video content

0. Context question
How can we unleash the huge ressources and the social capital of the Living Bridges Planet community more and more?

1. Challenge
Foster the self-organisation and flow in the community!

2. Solution
Be the commons!
(excourse to the example of everyday commons: kids go sledging and ice skating, the structure of the space is self-organizing – how can we create spaces for facilitation, that function as simple like this?)

3. Conclusion
We have to grow the group awareness about
• self-empowerment
• social capital
• creative ressources

Part 2 will be about more concrete ideas for the self-regulating and -organizing SIA (Social Information Architecture)

Music source
Nadia’s Theme – by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena

In three words: People help people
Enjoy that song

/Willi, facilitation team
(This post is a personal view.)

Update 2014-03-11: Added the Birdy video

Living Bridges Talk – PH Social Innovation Camp 13

LBP Talk - PH SI Camp 13
LBP Talk – PH SI Camp 13
Social Innovation Camp Kickoff in Manila Living Bridges Planet Hangout, 13.09.2013

Today, September 13th, 2013 was the kickoff to a series of 8 Social Innovation Camps in Asia. Social Innovation Camp Asia brings together software developers and designers with people who understand a social problem to help build web and mobile solutions to social challenges.

LivingBridgesPlanet (LBP) supports this great initiative with its compassionate community of professionals from around the world to facilitate and support the Social Innovation Camp series in Asia with its Social Capital approaches to enable change. This new form of engagement from LBP takes us all a step closer to the global-local engagement to tackle global and local challenges.

In today’s hangout you could find a diverse crowd of Living Bridgers that love to share their knowledge and experiences to support others in the process of their projects. They all strive to connect their ideas, their skills and projects with each other to drive the innovation processes throughout the community and across the globe.

The UNDP Global Centre for Public Service sponsored SI Camp, which presented two projects live, that the crowd in Manila will be collaborating on – Neighborhood Watch and Surplus Redistribution. What we experimented with in this hangout wasn’t limited to presenting projects, but opened a new terrain of collaboration to support the development of the local initiatives through our glocal LBP network.

We could also observe that many of the projects operate around a similar set of challenges. P2P and network dynamics crystallized to be key issues. Nadia from Edgeryders is looking for ways to connect their higly skilled community members to projects and companies that need these skills to gain financial sustainability for her community. David from eco2 explores new financial protocols to support projects. Layne from P2P Foundation drives research for the collaborative economy and supports think tanks. Faruq tries to create new collaboration channels for GeeksGoneGlobal from all over the world during his series of expeditions. Renate introduces Social Innovation through a NGO to her country. Bert-Ola brings together and bridges an incredible diversity of unique people from all over the world at LBP Group. Robert is changing the landscape around with his community. And myself I’m creating with JOLOCOM a P2P mobile application to connect people, their ideas and projects and the emerging wolrd IoT (Internet of Things) to open the space for a new collaborative economy, a network of peers that drives social innovation and ecological projects.

So, where are you in this process? …with whom would you like to connect? …what are your ideas? …in which project would you like to contribute?

All our activities are facilitated in an open space where we continue to nurturing the members of our community in the process of creating the Social Innovation we want to see in the world. This is your invitation to participate in the LBP Group and the hangouts, to connect to the network and to contribute to the projects! See you there!

Joachim Lohkamp