November 12, 2018
On April 12-13, 2018, nearly 200 volunteers from companies around Middle Tennessee spent 36 hours designing technology solutions for 20 nonprofits in Middle Tennessee during Hack for the Community. The community hackathon was championed by HCA Healthcare & the Nashville Technology Council (NTC) and was supported by 18 business partners.
Projects included website enhancements, client support apps, operational optimization and volunteer management platforms. The Boys and Girls Club team took home the Hackers Choice Award, including a three foot trophy and $3,000 prize for their mobile friendly web app which will allow students to provide program feedback. The Family Center received the $1,500 runner up award for their website migration project.
In addition to about $40,000 worth of technology consulting from their skilled volunteer team during the hackathon, each nonprofit was invited to attend a digital storytelling workshop Nashville Public Television and received support from organizations like Techbridge to develop a technology roadmap.
Watch one story of impact, featuring Tennessee Respite Coalition, below.
The next Hack for the Community is scheduled for 2020. Nonprofits and businesses partners interested in getting involved should feel free to reach out to us at hackforthecommunity.com.