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Helping Hacks Update - Lots of News!

From: Nate H.
Sent on: Thursday, August 9, 2012 2:47 PM

Hey there, Goodniks! There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes with Goodnik, so below are a few updates that you should take note of;

Attending Helping Hacks:

In the past couple of weeks many of you have signed up for Helping hacks in one way or another – through the meetup page, or through the sign-up sheets on The response to this event has been really overwhelming – so thanks for that! But I want to clarify a few things and make sure that we have everyone organized appropriately so that this event runs as smoothly as possible.

This event is a hackathon, which means that it’s effectively one big coding session on behalf of the organizations to be helped. There are no spectators at a hackathon, and there are only four types of people who should be attending; hackers, organizations' representatives, volunteers, and sponsors. If you don’t fall in to one of those categories, you probably shouldn’t come. Like any rule though, there are certain exceptions so if you think that you fall in to that category, please let me know.

In light of this, I’ve set up an EventBrite registration page for all attendees. Please visit that site and register in the category that’s appropriate for you.

Partnership with Applications for Good

We are proud to announce that, in addition to sponsoring the Helping Hacks event, Code for Change is partnering with Goodnik to extend the impact of Helping Hacks by identifying organizations that have bigger technology needs than can be satisfied in one hackathon. Organizations with “two-stage” projects or more ambitious projects will be able to get started at Helping Hacks and then continue the work in September when Code for Change happens.

Organizations that wish to apply for this double-serving of goodness must apply separately to each hackathon, and being accepted at one does not ensure being accepted at the other. By working together, Code for Change and Goodnik think this partnership will be able to help organizations make more progress towards their goals, and we’re excited to see what projects come out of this partnership.

More Project Spaces Open

We’ve had such exceptional response to this event that we’re able to take on more nonprofit/benefit company projects – if you know of any organization that could benefit from a little tech boost with this hackathon, point them in the direction of Helping Hacks. Spread the word!

Signing Up As a Hacker

We could still use a few more hackers to balance the teams – if you’re interested in signing up or know someone who would be, the page to visit is


Though we have a good number of volunteers, we could always use a few more; many hands make light work, after all. So if you’re interested in volunteering please

Sponsor Thanks!

We give big thanks to our other sponsors; The Hatchery, Blue Ridge Foundation, OurRewards, Sunlight Foundation, Applications for Good, and Singlebrook. Thanks for the awesome support that makes this all possible!

If you or someone you know would like to sponsor Helping Hacks, drop a note to [address removed]



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