Karma Rescue Redesign: A GOOD Hackathon to Help Shelters Shine Online
Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 6:00 PM (PST)
The pet lovers at GOOD and Purina ONE® are hosting "Karma Rescue Redesign," a socially conscious hackathon on December 7th and 8th, 2013.
Over two days, event participants will work together to brainstorm, prototype, and redesign a new website for Karma Rescue - a Los Angeles-based animal rescue group - to improve the organization's ability to find homes for pets, reach new supporters, and engage with their community.
Date & Time:
9:00am on Saturday, Dec. 7th to 6pm on Sunday, Dec. 8th
GOOD HQ | 6380 Wilshire Blvd., 15th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Participants will be asked to donate $10 to Karma Rescue as an admission entry
The goal of the hackathon is to tap into the passion and skills of the Los Angeles tech and design community to help Karma Rescue. Participants will work in teams of up to four membrs, where they will ideate, create, and pitch their website redesign ideas to a panel of judges.
Participants will have the opportunity to form teams on Saturday morning, but teams that are already formed are more than welcome to participate. Teams should consist of no more than four members. Meals will be provided throughout the hackathon.
Judging Panel & Criteria:
The judging panel will consist of a tech expert from GOOD, shelter experts from Karma Rescue, and a design expert from Zeus Jones. Judging will be based on the following criteria: creativity and originality; design; implementation and feasibility; and management and sustainability.
The winning team will receive the following prizes:
(1) $1,000 for the team
(2) a feature on good.is
(3) a year subscription of GOOD Magazine for each team member
(4) coupons for a year's supply of Purina ONE pet food for each team member
If you have a financial hardship paying for this event, please contact Mindy Nguyen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To check rules and regulations for the Karma Rescue Redesign, please click here.
When & Where
Purina ONE® brand dog and cat food is manufactured by Nestlé Purina PetCare a global leader in pet care. Nestlé Purina promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. By supporting their partners in animal welfare, Purina® assists in providing care and adoption for more than 2.2 million pets annually. The North American headquarters for Nestlé Purina is located at Checkerboard Square in St. Louis, Missouri. Nestlé Purina is part of Swiss-based Nestlé S.A. -- the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company. To learn more, visit www.purinaone.com.
GOOD is a global community of people who give a damn, and good.is is a social platform where community members can connect with the best ideas and tools for progress, like GOOD Maker, an online grantmaking platform. GOOD Local brings the collaboration and efforts of the community to life in person at a local level, and GOOD Magazine is a quarterly publication that reflects the activity and impact the community creates. GOOD/Corps partners with member companies and organizations to align their social impact efforts with organizational success. To learn more, visit www.good.is.
Karma Rescue is a non-profit organization focused on saving at-risk dogs from Los Angeles area shelters. Karma provides each dog a new beginning and finds them safe and suitable permanent homes through adoption, advocacy and education. To learn more about their programs, visit www.karmarescue.org.
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