Global Hackathon for Social Good

Geeklist is launching a global hackathon for social good, and there will a branch right here is San Diego this week-end.

This FREE event will begin Friday June 28 at 6:00PM with beer, wine, soda, pizza, etc and last until noon Sunday. See below for important information about the locations and times - Downtown Friday and Sunday, Ansir on Saturday.

We’re gathering mobile developers, app designers and back-end engineers to create apps, make non-profit sites much more useful on mobile, and build solutions that make the world a better place. There will be $1,000’s in cash prizes, give-aways, gift cards and more. The prizes will be local and with a global winner.

What is ‘Hack for Good’? Well it means everything built needs to be done to better humanity, support a non-profit/cause or leverage one of our sponsors (or our) API’s to do something to make peoples lives better.

Themes will include hacking to help: 
Disaster and Emergency solutions - Education and Learning - Workplace and Jobs - Poverty and Hunger

Would you like to hack with other developers around the globe? Do you like free food and geek swag? Do you fancy yourself developing for mobile? Are you a decent human being? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions then we got an event for you!

Additional Details and official registration:


Friday June 28 from 6-9PM.

Location: San Diego Downtown at Village 631. Possible to alternatively join the event online (but you have to be present in person to enjoy the pizza & drinks ;-)
6pm: Meetup with beer, wine, soda, pizza, etc. 
7pm: Special guest speakers
8pm-9pm: Hackathon teams form, and hack through the weekend!

Our special guest speakers will be:

Montana Flynn - API hustler, Recovering PHP Dev, JavaScript Fanatic, Creating a New API Economy at Mashape 
Nijiko Yonskai - Author of the OAuth Bible, JavaScript Expert, Founder of Parsify, Full-Stack Warrior at Mashape

Saturday June 29 from 11AM to 5PM.

Location: Ansir Innovation Center.

Program: Open co-working on projects, in teams or individually. Optional Startup Engineering workshop from 12-2PM. Pizza, snacks & beverages sponsored by @walmartlabs.

Sunday June 30 at noon.

Location: San Diego Downtown at Village 631. Possible to alternatively join the event online (but you have to be present in person to enjoy the pizza & drinks ;-)


Use #hack4good and follow @gklstlive on twitter for live updates and @gklst for all your ^5’s and chatter!



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  • Geeklist

    We'll be starting some talks shortly, video here: answers to questions for the weekend here:

    1 · June 28, 2013

  • Manny

    So downtown today, and Ansir tomorrow/Sunday? Should probably change the location in the event for today, or people would be heading to Ansir...I know I would have if I hadn't seen this message.

    June 28, 2013

    • Terje N.

      We'll be at Village 631 downtown today Friday, Ansir on Saturday, then Village 631 downtown for prizes and celebration at noon Sunday.

      June 28, 2013

  • Alex H. B.

    This is a bit frustrating for me. I was just downtown sitting at Village 631 working on a related project, and I left to come to this at the Ansir location..... If you had sent out the message 45 minutes earlier, that would have been helpful.

    June 28, 2013

  • Terje N.

    Note the location for tonight Friday for the Hackathon for Social Good: San Diego Downtown 6PM at Village 631. Possible to alternatively join the event online (but you have to be present in person to enjoy the pizza & drinks ;-)

    June 28, 2013

  • Terje N.


    June 28, 2013

  • Mirona

    I wanted to stop by at some time tonight/this weekend - not sure I can contribute -Great event!

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it tonight

    June 28, 2013

  • Gary F.

    Have another event that have to attend. Will try for next time.

    June 28, 2013

  • Terje N.

    Always bring a computer. You may feel naked without.

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Manny

    Look forward to this! It'll be my first meetup with this group. Just wondering, are we also meeting on Saturday and Sunday at Ansir? Do we need to bring our computers on Friday?

    June 27, 2013

  • Gary F.

    Stakeforce should fit nicely in this space.

    June 24, 2013

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