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Helping Hacks: Just Four Days Away

From: Nate H.
Sent on: Monday, August 20, 2012 4:31 PM

Helping Hacks is nearly upon us – just a few days away! There have been a lot of developments so I just wanted to update you on a few things.

First of all, you may have noticed that the venue name has changed. The event is still in the same place, at 500 7th Ave 17th Floor. But the coworking space is called Alley NYC. Just wanted to mention that in case anyone was confused.

Next, the event is starting a little later on Friday than originally posted. Here’s the revised schedule:


7:00pm: Event Registration/Mixer

7:30pm: Opening Ceremony (Spice Girls will not be in attendance)

8:00pm: Project Pitches

9:00pm: Pizza/planning session (for hackers and organization reps only)


9:30am: Breakfast

1:00pm: Lunch

7:00pm: Dinner


9:30am: Breakfast

1:00pm: Lunch

4:00pm: Project Results Presentations

6:00pm: Closing, move to offsite for drinks, etc. (not sponsored)

If you are participating as a hacker or organization, the plan is to be able to get the teams set and do a little planning with the organization on Friday night, but for the serious hacking to start on Saturday morning. Questions about this should be directed to [address removed]. If you’re volunteering (thanks!) you should have already been in touch with Pam, but if you have any questions you can contact her at [address removed].

At this point we are totally “sold out”. If you haven't already registered through EventBrite, I'm sorry; there's just no room left at this point. If you forgot to register for some reason and you really should be there, please drop me a note and let me know and I'll see what I can do.


A special thanks goes out to all our sponsors; Alley NYC, One Medical, and Six Point Brewery especially have really stepped up to the plate to make sure we have a dry roof over our heads, some food in our belly and some cold, frosty beverages to enjoy. Our core sponsors have provided the backbone for the event, so a big thanks goes out to The Blue Ridge Foundation, Meetup, OurRewards, Applications for Good, and Temboo.  Sunlight Foundation and Singlebrook have also made great contributions and  Catchafire and Duraspace have been great partners. Finally, t-shirts are being printed at a discount by Gowanas Print Lab. All of these  groups have offered tremendous support and without them, this event wouldn't be happing.

It’s worth noting that One Medical has also offered a free membership for their services (normally $200) to Goodnik members and Helping Hacks participants. One Medical connects you to top-quality health services through some of the best high-tech tools available, and they take a wide range of insurance. To get the free membership just enter the code OMTENZNY01 when you sign up.

Gowanas Print Lab has also offered a discount to Goodnik members; 10% off classes at the Lab (located in Gowanas, Brooklyn). These folks do some great printing, but even better they can show you how to do the printing yourself and make awesome t-shirts, posters, etc for your nonprofit or company. Just mention Goodnik when you sign up for a class.

Keep in mind that this is Goodnik’s first hackathon, so it’s going to be a bit messy – we are probably going to do things a little differently than you might expect, and we’ll probably make some mistakes. We appreciate your patience. If you have any general questions, feel free to shoot them to me at [address removed].

[address removed]

Event: Helping Hacks: The Goodnik Hackathon

Date: Friday, August 24, 2012 at 6:30 PM - Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

The Alley NYC
500 7th Avenue
17th Floor
New York, NY


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