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TechFest Hackathon for Social Good - PDX

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry)
1945 SE Water Avenue
Portland, OR 97214-3354, US (map)



Join web and mobile experts on Sun., Sept 8th at the TechFest Hackathon for Social Good. Hackathons are events when programmers and designers meet to work collaboratively to build programs and applications.

The day will begin with short presentations by educators and non-profit organizations, followed by informational sessions on building sites and web applications to help benefit non-profit organizations: The Love Comes, Hackathon for Social Good, and Day On.

THE PROJECTS: Bet for Good: A website for The Love Comes (Barcelona, Spain) that will be used to raise money to address hunger, homelessness and economic disparity. Users wager credits/points on sporting events (national or local) and use the points that they win to get prizes. Credits/points are purchased by users and the revenues help purchase goods and services to help local nonprofits such as food banks, housing groups and economic development (micro loans, etc.) Platform for Good: A website for the Hackathons for Social Good that allows individuals and teams to contribute to social good projects. The site is a repository for project plans, code, documents and contributor information. Github has agreed to help with the code repository component.

Day On: Day On is an all-volunteer, zero-cash-flow collaboration to connect nonprofit organizations that need advice and assistance with volunteers who are ready to help. Project information will be updated soon.


10:45am - Sign in

11:00am - Opening message; review the projects and plans

11:20am - Brainstorm ideas for web and/or mobile tools or apps; Divide into groups to develop projects.

11:45am - Develop design, programming and production plan and assignments; begin design and development.

01:15pm - Project development

05:30pm - Finalization and testing

06:00pm - Present projects to judges

06:30pm - Hackathon winner announced If you have a great coding and design mindset, put your talents to the task and help create tools to solve local community needs.

The TechFest NW Hackathon for Social Good is presented by TechFest NW and WebVisions.

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