‘HACKtivation’ Matches Nonprofits Serving Homeless With Tech Talent

An event in San Francisco pairs nonprofit organizations with tech-savvy volunteers to address technical challenges that would otherwise be out of reach for the cash-strapped organizations. Courtesy of Josh Wolf

Tech-savvy programmers and groups that help the homeless gathered for a weekend at a San Francisco church. The groups went away with brand-new software to help them in their missions.

While the tech community continues to be demonized across San Francisco, nearly 100 mostly tech workers acted as angels this weekend [March 28-30] by donating their expertise to a dozen homeless nonprofit organizations.

In a format similar to a hackathon, where small teams form to develop software programs overnight, ReAllocate’s HACKtivation for the Homeless paired nonprofit organizations with volunteers to address technical challenges that would otherwise be out of reach for the cash-strapped organizations.

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