SWSX Kicks Off Today: The Hackathon for Social Good!

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Zennie Abraham / Zennie62

sxsw-logo-2011-e1331152356668SWSX kicks off today, and runs between this Friday, March 8th, and March 17th, which just happens to be St. Patty’s Day. Thus, by that last day, there’s a good chance you’re going to be already hammered, but a well-informed drunk none the less. So let’s see a highlight of what’s happening at SXSW.

There’s so much going on at SWSX that the press center there can’t keep up with it all. How else to explain that there’s no one press release that covers ‘what’s happening today,’ or something like that. So, looking at the schedule, we have – a ton of stuff that started at 9:30 AM and goes to 12 midnight, starting, not stopping.

And before we get to that, here’s a SXSW video uploaded just 14 minutes ago, and called “O Conqueror – Memo 114” and for which there’s no audio:

OK, back to the schedule:

What did we miss? The Hackathon for Social Good! Actually, if you’re reading this, and it’s after 2 PM and not 6 PM CST, you can still check it out! Go to: AT&T Conference Center, Classroom 104, 1900 University Ave

Here’s the info:

Hackathon for Social Good

#sxsw #hack4good

RSVP Required – Join web and mobile experts in an all day Hackathon for Social Good, an awesome opportunity for programmers, UX practitioners and designers meet to work collaboratively to build programs and applications.

The day will begin with short presentations by educators and non-profit organizations, followed by informational sessions on building sites and web applications to help benefit non-profit organizations.

Prerequisites:
Proficient in design or programming and able to spend the entire day at the Hackathon.

What to Bring:
A WIFI-enabled laptop (Mac or PC) with either design software, project management or programming tools.

To RSVP your seat for this workshop, please click on “Sign in to RSVP” in the upper right location of this page. You’ll need to sign in using your SXsocial login information.
Presenters
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Brad Smith Exec Dir WebVisions

Brad is the Executive Director of the WebVisions conference. Held in NYC, Chicago, Portland and Barcelona, WebVisions explores the future of web and mobile design, UX, digital media and technology.

He also puts on technology workshops for kids and Hackathons for Social Good in cities around the world, and is a board member and programming co-chair for AIGA Portland.

In his spare time, he is the Creative Director at Hot Pepper Studios, a pretty awesome design studio based in Portland, Oregon.
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Jennifer Jones Event Coord WebVisions

Jennifer is Event Coordinator and Speaker Wrangler for the WebVisions conference.

Her most recent passion is producing the Hackathon for Social Good (HackathonForSocialGood.org) which partners programmers, developers and designers with nonprofits for a full day of “gettin’ stuff done”.
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Lisa Goddard Online Mktg Dir Bridge Builders Group LLC/Capital Area Food Bank of Texas

Lisa joined the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas in September 2005 as the Advocacy and Online Marketing Manager after serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA there. She now oversees the Food Bank’s digital properties, social media and email communication as the Online Marketing Director.
Prior to joining the Food Bank, Lisa provided online marketing expertise for technology companies including HotJobs.com, Comet Systems, Ignite Learning and NaturallyCurly.com. She has an MBA in Marketing from St. Edward’s University and a B.A. in Mathematics from Marist College.
Currently, Lisa is on the board of directors for the Sustainable Food Center and sits on the Advisory Council for the Austin Food Bloggers Alliance.
Originally from New York City, Lisa, her three children,and her husband Dr. Fred L. McGhee enjoy relaxing in the 5-star green built custom home they constructed in 2009.
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Maria Aloy Ciller Founder Free Culture Project

WebVisions Event Europe, Co-Founder & Organizer
Gigapan Systems, Usability testing, Quality Control, SEO, front-end development.
MarionaMedia, UX designer & front-end developer with 10 years of experience specializing in information architecture, interface design, user experience & hand coding with web standards. From custom built projects to customized open source and proprietary content management systems, quality control, usability testing, search engine optimization, client relations and technical support. Fluent in English, Spanish & Catalan.

EDUCATION:
M.S, Professional Media and Media Management
B.F.A, Communication Design & Art History

And according to CNN, we missed Bill Gates, but he’s not listed on the schedule. Wild.

Stay tuned.

About the Author

Zennie Abraham
Zennie Abraham | Zennie Abraham or "Zennie62" is the founder of Zennie62Media which consists of zennie62blog.com and a multimedia blog news aggregator and video network, and 78-blog network, with social media and content development services and consulting. Zennie is a pioneer video blogger, YouTube Partner, social media practitioner, game developer, and pundit. Note: news aggregator content does not reflect the personal views of Mr. Abraham.

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