The Gift the Code Hackathon

When it comes to charity, there’s really so much that can be done, and some organizations are coming up with some very creative ideas to unite people and incite change.

That’s where the Capital One Canada Gift the Code hackathon comes into play to make positive change.

From Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23, the Gift the Code hackathon will bring together an incredible range of technology experts to help advance different organizations’ missions. The event will take place at BrainStation on King St. West and hosted by technology expert Marc Saltzman.

In just 40 hours, more than 100 participants with a passion for problem-solving will form teams, brainstorm, build and submit technology solutions for charities and not-for- profits faced with digital challenges.

As we all know, a lot of charities operate on tight budgets and are chiefly focused on channelling their funding to fulfil their mandates. As a result, they often have limited financial resources left over to invest in their own technological solutions. So, the goal of this hackathon is to help give participating organizations a technology boost, for which Capital One Canada covers all associated costs and lends some of its top developers to act as mentors for the teams.

All the charities have to do is pledge a bit of their time, and of course, identify what needs or challenges they have that could be addressed during this strategic session. Charities taking part in the hackathon are Blake Boultbee, Holland Bloorview, Prosper Canada, Second Harvest, Toronto Pflag and Women’s Habitat.




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