Remember me talking about that fancy hackathon being put on by the Herald, Digital Alberta and Place2Give? If not, you probably haven't been to Pixels in awhile. Shame on you!
This weekend there will be a 48-hour hackathon to build an app for 11 charities that took part in the Calgary Herald's Christmas Fund last Holiday Season. The team with the best beta app, voted on by a panel of judges this Sunday evening, will win a $37,000 contract to build out and maintain the final version.
For details about what's going on:
Want to Compete as a Team?
Fill out this application
to compete for the contract! Food, Red Bull, beer, yoga and industry mentors will be provided to all dev teams throughout the weekend. You will be competing for a $37,000 contract that will be awarded Sunday evening.
Want to Volunteer?
You don't have to be on a dev team to participate. These guys will need lots of support so anyone with design, dev or testing chops are welcome to stop by to volunteer. Register here
so that organizers can get an idea on numbers.
Got an App Idea?
We've provided a list of possible app ideas which you can vote on with this poll
. You are also encouraged to submit your own ideas for an app that will resonate all 11 of the following charities:
- Accessible Housing
- Kerby Center
- Wood's Homes
- Discovery House
- Alpha House
- Boys and Girls Club
Even if you don't want to participate officially, I encourage you to stop by the Herald this weekend to say hi. We may have left over pizza :)