Tue 6 Feb 2018 2:35AM

2/6/18: Seeding Housing Hacks & Real Estate Unconferences in Boston in 2018

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February 6th marks the 3rd Anniversary of Zillow's HackHousing event in Seattle (see photo above). Recognizing the potential for multiple housing hacks and real estate unconferences this year, @ImpactHubBos has invited us to be part of their Open Project Night tomorrow at 50 Milk St in Boston: We'll use the occasion to learn what we can from four previous events:

  1. Zillow's HackHousing: Seattle, Feb 2015


  1. #RE2020 unconference it inspired at @ImpactHubBOS in April 2016:


  1. REBarCampBoston in Sept 2014. Although NOT confirmed, there is talk of another REBarCampBoston in June:


  1. Finally, this "bombshell" was announced last week: The DOJ & FTC will host an Anti-Trust Workshop on the Real Estate Industry sometime this Spring and we'll talk about the implications tomorrow night, too:


• What to bring

Your ideas for ways to collaborate to cocreate a money-saving real estate ecosystem capable of delivering BILLIONS annually in consumer savings by the year 2020.

• Important to know

#RE2020 hopes to produce a series of events before the National Association of Realtors hosts their 1st conference ever in Boston this Fall, Nov. 2-5, 2018. If you'd like to help please join http://RE2020.Loomio.org. To be interviewed for our podcast or volunteer, please let us know via [email protected]

Cross-posting from MeetUp:


Bill Wendel Fri 21 Sep 2018 8:47PM

Instead of organizing our own hackathons and unconferences this year, RE2020 has piggybacked on others. YIMBYtown, a national conference that is trying to increase the supply of housing, is including unconference sessions in the 2nd day of their event, (tomorrow, 9/22/18). Their formal deadline for submissions is 4:30pm TODAY but my guess is that they'd be willing to consider late proposals::


Should RE2020 use Loomio to share our own unconference sessions? With housing events this weekend in three different locations in New England, my guess is that RE2020 could do a "pop-up" unconference before some of those experts, including @rainescohen1, travel back to their home states. If nothing else, should we meet somewhere for #REonTap -- Real Estate on Tap?

Housing events this weekend in Boston / New England:

  1. YIMBYtown

  2. CoHousing New England

  3. Taxing Luxury Real Estate

  4. Blockchain / AI Hack: Smart Homes Challenge
    Location available upon request