News Feed
Jobs Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Zend Developer Zone:
The HackForGood Evenings - San Francisco
May 23, 2011 @ 10:05:01

On the Zend Developer Zone David Coallier has a post about an effort starting up in San Francisco called the HackForGood Evening where developers come together to work on software with the sole purpose of helping make the lives of other people better (those who can't do for themselves).

Starting from there we realised that the idea and purpose of writing software to help the lives of the people around us was exactly what we are about but more importantly, this was an idea that should happen more than once. The HackForGood evenings were born. The following day, we decided to put a simple descriptive page together and organised the event on Eventbrite. Once this was in place we plainly announced it on Twitter to see who would be interested. After having received over 30 signups in 2 hours, we knew that we had hit a nerve and decided to make this event a success.

He goes on to talk about the evening - the presentation of the sponsors, the split off of the groups and the work (hours of it) that was done to create things like the winning entry - 911Stealth, a mobile app for contacting local emergency services when you are unable to use your voice.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
hackforgood evening sanfrancisco orchestraio


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Community News: CICONF in San Francisco (August 2012)

Job Posting: Jews for Jesus Seeks Senior Web Developer (San Francisco, CA)

Phil Sturgeon's Blog: CodeIgniter Conference 2012 SF

Job Posting: CNet Networks Seeks Senior Software Developers (San Francisco, CA)

Community News: CICONF '12 Speaker List


Community Events











Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


database example introduction unittest framework package project security hhvm facebook performance language application install release composer component symfony2 hack podcast

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework