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hackathon leaders:




Laurie Pattison

Senior Director, User Experience, Oracle Corporation






George Hackman Jr.

Senior Director, User Experience, Oracle Corporation







Hackathon #DLC16 Challenge:
What Physical and Virtual Artifacts Can we Create That Support Bringing Distressed Urban Communities Back to Life?



Hackathon, jam, mindstorm - whatever you call it, DMI and Oracle are bringing together designers from every discipline in a day-long session on Monday only– to address a challenge.

We've been inspired by the use of hackathons for everything from stretching the limits of new technologies to "gov jams" that use the power of collective human-centered design intelligence to solve real issues. Many businesses are now using hackathons as a way to engage all stakeholders– in and outside of the organization.

At this day-long event on September 26th sponsored by Oracle, attendees will work in teams to understand the issue, identify stakeholders, reframe thinking, brainstorm concepts, and create solution prototypes (no coding experience is required). In the end, winning ideas will be declared, and then shared on the second day of the dmi:Design Leadership Conference and in the dmi:Review.

Best of all, you'll learn to develop real solutions with people you've just met. And along the way, you'll learn to help accelerate innovation in your own enterprise.


Hackathon #DLC16 Challenge Question:

What Physical and Virtual Artifacts Can we Create That Support Bringing Distressed Urban Communities Back to Life?

If you have driven through cities still recovering from the recession you have seen the vast stretches of empty lots interspersed between surviving houses and businesses. Private/Public partnerships are being created to breathe new life into these underutilized urban spaces. But these are not merely "urban spaces" requiring "revitalization". These were the stages on which people's lives played out. A community is really an extension of your home. To bring these communities back to life we have to engage the community in an active way that inspires them and makes them believe in the change. What physical and virtual artifacts can we create that support bringing a distressed urban community back to life?



Registration for the Hackathon #DLC16 is a separate event from the conference sessions on Monday.



hackathon #dlc16 agenda
  • Participants attend the Conference Keynote Session with Vijay Govindrajan.
  • Innovation. Discuss innovation trends and the role of designers in facilitating and accelerating innovation.
  • Kickoff. Overview of the Hackathon challenge, and insights into trends and activities happening around us now.
  • Team formation sprint. A fast, fun activity to form teams.
  • Scope it. Develop your persona, frame the challenge, ideate.
  • Design it.  Design your physical/virtual solution. 
  • Pitch it.  Pitch your solution in 3 minutes. 
  • Win it.  The winning entry will be announced.
  • Wrap it.  Event wrap up, with discussion and guidance about how you might leverage design jams and hackathons to accelerate innovation in your company.

During the day, mentors will be on hand to help with scoping, design, how to pitch, and pitch feedback. 


Hackathon leader biographies:


Laurie Pattison

Laurie works at the intersection of people, business and technology. She is an innovation accelerator and Senior Director of Oracle Applications User Experience. With more than 17 years experience in Enterprise Applications, she is seasoned, yet remains constantly curious.

She is an Oracle intrapreneur, responsible for design jams and hackathons to bring people and emerging technologies together for the betterment of enterprise users and applications. Laurie is well-known in the enterprise space for her experience in new interactions, visualizations, gamification and user onboarding. She is responsible for a team driving a user-centered design approach to the development of new interactions, a proponent of “MacGyvering” to use existing and upcoming technologies in new ways to meet current and future user needs. She leads a team of technologists and tinkerers prototyping new interactions.

She is a blogger, mom, skier, speaker, patent holder, and agent of change. Learn more about Laurie Pattison at her blog and follow and connect with her at @lsptahoe and LinkedIn.

George Hackman Jr.
George is Senior Director of User Experience at Oracle Corporation.  At Oracle he has been part of a 12 year evolution toward a company focused on user experience. He has led user experience design teams from 2 to 32, designing apps ranging from mobile to web based applications to system management software. He pioneered design pattern usage at Oracle for both interface design and interface development. He has led the user experience development of Oracle Voice which represents innovation in both process and technology.

He has a master’s degree in Experimental Psychology and a bachelor’s degree in
Psychology and German from the University of Dayton



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