The Socialthon was a hackathon convened by the Government of the Province of Neuquén together with the Faculty of Information Technologies at the National University of Comahue. The initative invited teams of young innovators, programmers, designers and web developers to meet in two days of intensive work to propose creative solutions that use and implement digital technologies to help solve social problems, improve the quality of life, and collaborate in strengthening the autonomy, independence and community life of people. Groups could include up to 7 people and all participants were to be over 16 years old.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- not backed by constitution nor legislation, nor by any governmental policy or program
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- democratic innovation yields no decision