May 3rd, 2011
Spend a few cycles hacking for good at the PDX Applications for Good Code-a-thon this weekend
I know you. You spend a lot of time hacking on technology to make things better for people. Using data in interesting ways, building applications that make information more accessible, or just figuring out if something can be done.
But what if you were able to channel that creativity into creating something that solved problems for less fortunate folks? That would be cool right? Well take a look at the Portland Applications for Good Code-a-thon taking place this weekend.
What is it, exactly?
Applications for Good is part the One Economy strategy to focus forward and meet people where they are to ensure everyone has access to technology tools to improve their lives. We create and support public purpose applications that promote social and economic development. A4G exists because we recognize that people are going mobile and that open data, game dynamics and social networking are emerging tools we can use to solve tough problems.
Even if you’re not thinking about attending, you should check out the awesome list of resources they’ve compiled.
For more information, visit Applications for Good.