Autism Hackathon in San Francisco

This weekend I collaborated with Melanie Swan at the Autism Hackathon in San Francisco. Sponsored by Twilio and supported by Autism Speaks, this hackathon brought together 50+ developers and designers who created prototype applications for the autism community. At the end of the 24-hour event, a dozen teams presented 5-minute “pitches” for their ideas.

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Our entry, “MindFlower,” is an “eLabor Marketplace for ASD Solvers.” Think about getting paid for solving puzzles like the ones in FoldIt–that’s the idea.

For more information about MindFlower, see these slides on

Note: MindFlower is just a concept, not an actual business or organization.

Image      (Image credit: Kimberly Pickard)

2 thoughts on “Autism Hackathon in San Francisco

  1. AprilMay Azzato

    I have conceptualized this model as well. I would be interested in learning more about your intentions for moving forward from concept to reality. What are the road block, how can we make this happen?

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