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Philly DoGooder Hackathon Kickoff Partnered Social Good Organizations with Filmmakers

January 23, 2014 Category: Method

Local social impact organizations and filmmakers filled the first floor of Impact Hub on Monday to kickoff the 2014 Philly doGooder Hackathon.

At the kickoff, members of 21 social impact organizations (both nonprofits and for-profits were encouraged to participate) were paired with 21 filmmakers to help them create a digital version of their organization’s compelling story of their mission to do good. After the teams were formed they were charged to come up with a storyline and next steps to make their visions become a reality.

The organization and filmmaker teams are listed below:

Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha Timothy Fryett
Trust for Public Land Gerald Cheng
Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House Tim Millaway
Ready Willing and Able Jason Sherman
Young Involved Philadelphia Tyrone Kidd
Episcopal Community Services Arley Styer/Alex Levin
African Family Health Organization Emma Baida
Baker Industries William Thomas
Vivienda De Sabeinda Kara Pokropski
Canine Partners for Life Cory Popp
Y-Center Kelly Burkhardt
Smith Playground Sean Laughlin
The Monkey and the Elephant Cafe Nicholas Diener
Cynwood Station Cafe Joshua Mallory
DVAEYC Nic Justice
SHARE Food Jason Sherman
Speranza Speranza
FLAFF Tom Hickey
Northlight Community Center Hugh Brownstone
Mercy Neighborhood Ministries Christian Sarkis Graham
SOUL Purpose Meredith Nutting

Additionally, Dan Greene will be contributing musical composition and James Papa will be contributing screenwriting on various projects.

The teams now have until January 31st to craft a storyline, shoot, edit and complete the production.

The 2nd Annual doGooder Awards will be held on March 12th at University of the Arts Hamilton Hall with a screening of the winning films which will be determined by a public vote.

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Below are photos from the Hackathon Matching Event:

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