Join web and mobile experts on Wed., Sept. 26th in an all day 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:
Chicago Cares builds stronger communities in Chicago through volunteerism. They work closely with community leaders to identify and research critical needs, then develop targeted programs and mobilize thousands of volunteers to address those needs.
Growing Home operates, promotes, and demonstrates the use of organic agriculture as a vehicle for community development, providing transitional employment and training to Chicagoans who have multiple barriers to employment, such as having been previously homeless or incarcerated.
An award-winning nonprofit social venture that operates an extraordinary community-focused bookstore, provides community programs, and mobilizes passionate volunteers to promote literacy in Chicago and beyond.
09:00am - Sign in / Coffee and Refreshments
09:30am - Opening message; review the day's process
09:45am - Brief presentations from non-profit groups
10:00am - Brainstorm ideas for web and/or mobile tools or apps; Divide into groups to develop projects.
10:15am - Break
10:30am - Develop design, programming and production plan and assignments; begin design and development.
12:15pm - Lunch break
01:15pm - Project development
04:15pm - Finalization and testing
05:00pm - Present projects to judges
05:20pm - 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 Hackathon for Social Good is held during WebVisions Chicago, a nationally recognized event that explores the future of Web and mobile design, technology, user experience and business strategy.