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Hackathon for Social Good - Chicago

WebVisions

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:20 PM (CDT)

Chicago, IL

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A free pass to an all day Hackathon to benefit local non-profit organizations.
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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
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
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.

Open Books
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.

SCHEDULE:

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.

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Manifest Digital
35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60601

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:20 PM (CDT)


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WebVisions

WebVisions explores the future of the Web and mobile design, digital media, user experience and technology. We expose designers, programmers and strategists to the new ideas and trends that are revolutionizing business and the world, and we’re changing the world, one byte at a time.

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