Public can choose theme for digital agency's Hack for Good day

Studio Republic wants its hack day to result in at least one thing being hacked for good

A digital agency is inviting the public to vote for a theme for a Hack for Good Day next month.

Studio Republic is running the event on 10 August, bringing together creatives and designers to create something for social good. They will be joined by other organisations, including Rareloop, Hinge and the Bot Platform, as well as students from the University of Winchester’s digital and creative courses.

In a blog on its website, Studio Republic said: "We want our hack day to result in at least one thing having been hacked for good. We’re mixing things up a bit by introducing a theme for the day and letting the general public choose what it is. We hope that the focus will increase the likelihood of developing an innovative solution to a problem.

"The four options, based on hacking something for good, are ‘digital accessibility’, ‘global water issues’, ‘homelessness services’ and ‘charity impact demonstration’." Public voting is open until 26 July via a Twitter poll.

Chris Todhunter, director of Studio Republic, said: "It’ll be great to get some of the local creative industry together for a day and make something for the greater good. At Studio Republic we’re all about being creative for good, so to get other agencies involved in this idea has been a goal of ours for a while now. A hack day is the perfect opportunity for this. We’re all really excited to see what we can come up with in only a few hours."

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