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17 June 2011
HACK FOR CHANGE” CONTEST TO BUILD APPS FOR SOCIAL GOOD THIS WEEKEND, JUNE 18-19 @ CHANGE.ORG HQ - San Francisco Bay Area’s top engineers and designers to participate in 24-hour hackathon, Winners to receive $10K in seed funding

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The 24-hour hackathon, “Hack for Change” will be hosted this weekend, June 18th and 19th at Change.org headquarters in San Francisco’s SOMA district in partnership with Code for America, Mashable, the Sunlight Foundation and others. The weekend event looks to accelerate a growing movement of using the web to transform advocacy, philanthropy, government, and politics by challenging developers to to create web and mobile applications to advance social change.

The event will begin with presentations from leading nonprofits and companies featuring data sets useful for building social change apps, after which participants will have 24 hours to build a useful mobile or web application. At the conclusion of “Hack for Change” on Sunday, a panel of judges will select the winning applications and award ten thousand dollars in seed funding to the top three finalists. The judges for “Hack for Change” include, Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist.org, Chris Bishko, Investment Director at Omidyar Network and Tasneem Raja the Bay Citizen’s web producer.

Date:     Sunday, June 19, 2011

Time:     12:00PM-2:00PM (PT)

*Media is invited to attend on Sunday. Participants will present their apps at the conclusion of the hackathon. Judges will announce the winners.

Where: Change.org HQ, 139 Townsend St. Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94107

For more information on “Hack for Change” visit:


Change.org is the world’s fastest-growing platform for social change — growing by more than 300,000 new members a month, and empowering millions of people to start, join, and win campaigns for social change in their community, city and country.


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