hr.hackathon - Atlanta


Championing design thinking within the Atlanta HR community.
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We are a community of HR rebels who believe in the power of human centered design to help solve our most pressing workplace challenges. These events are aimed at building confidence in design thinking while participants ideate around a common workplace quagmire.

In late 2016 Nicole Dessain designed the hr.hackathon event concept for DisruptHR Chicago. It resulted from feedback that the community wanted to have more opportunity to collaborate with peers. Nicole combined this insight with her passion for design thinking. And, voila! The first hr.hackathon event was delivered in Jun 2017 with 50 rock star HR and business leaders. Countless post-it notes, laughter, inspiration, and ten top ideas later a movement was born.

In 2019, Nicole partnered with Karan Rhodes to bring the concept to the Atlanta HR community.  

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Upcoming hr.hackathon: SAVE THE DATE- October 22, 2019, 9 am – 11 am


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