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Report on Sheffugees
Hackathon - 8/9 April 16
Tina Ball for City of Sanctuary
Work by Sheffield tech community
for refugees and asylum seekers
Tech people from different companies in
Sheffield got tog...
Two Projects:
1. Wayfinding
An app for asylum seekers and
refugees in Sheffield that helps
you find what you need
Uses str...
Why Wayfinding?
An asylum seeker
new to Sheffield can
easily get lost
and…
miss appointments
miss opportunities
lose their...
What we did
Asylum seekers prioritised
the needs
Tech people did lots of
coding and designing. They
started sorting things...
Wayfinder app - first demo
Why the Asylum journey
project?
Services are complex and
confusing.
People working with asylum
seekers need to know what i...
Asylum seeker journey
To help people working with asylum
seekers and refugees
Shows what services are available
for people...
Asylum seeker journey
To help people working with asylum
seekers and refugees
Shows what services are available
for people...
Here’s what it looks like
at the moment:
http://asylumjourney.sheffugees.org/
.
What happens next?
The next hack
session will be in
about a month’s
time
We need to get all
the information we
want onto t...
If you can help with these projects, please contact
Tina Ball (for City of Sanctuary)
iamtinab@gmail.com
Do you know about...
Thanks to our
friends in the
Sheffield tech
community
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Report on Sheffield Hackathon For Refugees

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Report on Sheffield Hackathon For Refugees

  1. 1. Report on Sheffugees Hackathon - 8/9 April 16 Tina Ball for City of Sanctuary
  2. 2. Work by Sheffield tech community for refugees and asylum seekers Tech people from different companies in Sheffield got together over the weekend with people from groups working with asylum seekers and refugees. It was hosted by Yoomee at Electric Works Everyone gave their time and skills for free.
  3. 3. Two Projects: 1. Wayfinding An app for asylum seekers and refugees in Sheffield that helps you find what you need Uses streetview, maps, icons, different languages 2. Asylum Journey An accessible database that shows the different services available at different stages of the asylum process
  4. 4. Why Wayfinding? An asylum seeker new to Sheffield can easily get lost and… miss appointments miss opportunities lose their way home
  5. 5. What we did Asylum seekers prioritised the needs Tech people did lots of coding and designing. They started sorting things like licences and servers We set up a spreadsheet of organisations We got a long way but there is still more to do What the app will do LOCATION - I am here NEED - I need (money) WHERE TO GO - (Post Office) HOW TO GET THERE - Directions, Map
  6. 6. Wayfinder app - first demo
  7. 7. Why the Asylum journey project? Services are complex and confusing. People working with asylum seekers need to know what is available in Sheffield.
  8. 8. Asylum seeker journey To help people working with asylum seekers and refugees Shows what services are available for people at different stages of the asylum process Covers housing, health, education, advice and legal, finance, social and community, practical resources The asylum journey ● Shows the different services available for people at different stages of the asylum process - from arrival in the city to a positive decision, or to destitution ● Covers housing, health and social care, education, finances, advice and legal, social and community, practical resources ● Flags up issues and problems
  9. 9. Asylum seeker journey To help people working with asylum seekers and refugees Shows what services are available for people at different stages of the asylum process Covers housing, health, education, advice and legal, finance, social and community, practical resources At the Hackathon: ● The tech people worked up a first ‘front end’ - showing what it might be like ● They tried it out with the existing Trello cards we had worked on ● They worked on a new format to add to the information, based on the form we designed ● At the moment we are still using the Trello cards to collect the information - we need to complete and check these
  10. 10. Here’s what it looks like at the moment: http://asylumjourney.sheffugees.org/ .
  11. 11. What happens next? The next hack session will be in about a month’s time We need to get all the information we want onto the Trello cards and into the spreadsheet We’re looking for volunteers to test the Wayfinding app and the Asylum Journey
  12. 12. If you can help with these projects, please contact Tina Ball (for City of Sanctuary) iamtinab@gmail.com Do you know about the help and services available for refugees in Sheffield? Do you have experience of using these services?
  13. 13. Thanks to our friends in the Sheffield tech community

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