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Hackathon: Building Apps for Charity

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commandN is one of the premier video podcasts in the world, not to mention one of the longest-running. In a recent episode, they featured a short documentary about a Hackfest in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Held at a Coworking space in Halifax called The Hub, a group of designers, programmers and marketers gathered to create small applications for entertainment, social connections, and creativity. The apps are then sold on the iTunes store, with all benefits going to charity.

The segment, from commandN episode 214 is called "Spotlight", and it starts about 5 minutes in to the video:

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tim846's picture
tim846 wrote 7 years 14 weeks ago

For a more global movement,

For a more global movement, check out Random Hacks of Kindness:

Random Hacks of Kindness: a community of developers, geeks and tech-savvy do-gooders around the world, working to develop software solutions that respond to the challenges facing humanity today.
http://www.rhok.org/

Space nut, new dad, proficient at zero gravity flips and talking.

ryanprice's picture
ryanprice wrote 7 years 14 weeks ago

While we're at it, I should

While we're at it, I should metion:
http://geekforgood.net/
Ian Rhett of CivicActions, who invented this, refers to his events as Technology Barn-Raisings.

and

http://2010.fldrupalcamp.org
"Coding for a Cause", very likely to be re-named "Coding for Social Good" next year.

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