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Apr. 15, 2016 12:53 pm

Hack against gun violence or for womens’ health this weekend

Two cities, two hackathons, one weekend. Here's what you need to know.

Two cities.

(Photo by Flickr user Kevin Burkett, used under a Creative Commons license)

Got skills, ideas and a craving to do some good for Greater Philadelphia this weekend? Here’s the good news: You’ve got some options.

Across the river, Hopeworks N’ Camden will be hosting its second annual youth hackathon where civic innovators will be working on solutions for local Camden nonprofits fighting community gun violence.

“The beauty of our second hackathon is that there’s far less skepticism around what we can accomplish,” said Executive Director Dan Rhoton. “The city is truly uniting to support technology and job training for the community. At the heart of this movement are the youth of Hopeworks, who are demonstrating their ability to lead.”

This hackathon is happening this Saturday at Rutgers-Camden CoLab.

Register

Here in Philadelphia, Girl Develop It is hosting its fourth annual LadyHacks hackathon. (Our sister site Technical.ly Philly has some more info on that.) This year’s themes include health, wellness and self-care.

“Women are underrepresented in the tech industry, and only about 20 percent of undergraduate computer science degrees are earned by women,” said organizer Becca Nock. “We want to see more women attending hackathons, and LadyHacks provides a safe space for women to experience their first hackathon or to come meet other women in the tech community.”

This hackathon starts today and goes through Saturday at Azavea HQ.

Register
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Tony Abraham

Tony Abraham is Generocity's lead reporter. Formerly a reporter with sister-site Technical.ly, Tony also occasionally writes for Red Bull Amaphiko and WHYY Newsworks. Though he lives on his Twitter timeline, the Temple University alumnus calls Fishtown home.

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