Hack for Good this May 3-4 in San Francisco with Hackbright Academy! #hackbrightforgood

Developers (both new & experienced) are invited to join Hackbright Academy, a women’s engineering school in San Francisco on May 3-4, 2014 for the Hack(bright) for Good hackathon! Bring your ideas (for problems in the world that can be solved by technology – your hack!) and of course, bring your laptops! We will provide food, drinks, schwag, mentors and more.

Register as a developer, or as a mentor (to identify yourself as someone who is willing to help a more junior developer). We are also looking for “VIP Mentors” who are developers willing to oversee a small group (4-6) of new developers for the weekend.

Prizes Include:

“Most Creative” prize from Intuit – an iPad!

– “Best use of Kloudless API” prize from Kloudless – an AR.Drone!

– “Most Scrappy” prize from SparkFun – one (1)  Inventor’s Kit, two (2) Simon Soldering kits (with soldering irons) and two (2) Simon Tilt kits (w/o soldering irons)!

– O’Reilly book

All Hackathon Attendees Received:

– Hack(bright) for Good tshirt

– $1k in Kloudless credits

Hackathon Judges:


Zac Witte is co-founder and CTO of HandUp, a direct giving platform for homeless and at-risk individuals, first launched in San Francisco. Before HandUp, he was first employee at PubNub, a real-time messaging platform. He’s also worked with health tech company Castlight Health and hedge fund PEAK6. Zac is especially passionate about using technology to solve age-old human problems in beautifully simple ways. Follow him on Twitter at @zacwitte.


Camille Ricketts leads the First Round Review to deliver insightful stories to entrepreneurs. Previously, Camille shaped content strategy for major microfinance nonprofit Kiva, and managed public relations for electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors. She has covered green technology for VentureBeat, and culture and lifestyle for The Wall Street Journal in New York and London. Camille holds a degree in History from Stanford, where she was Editor in Chief of The Stanford Daily. Follow her on Twitter at @camillericketts.


Pamela Fox is at Khan Academy, where she works to improve the computer science curriculum. She was born to a duo of computer scientists who told her that she could learn programming without their help, thanks to the internet! On the side, Pamela teaches web development workshops for Girl Develop It and writes programs to figure out her next hair colors. Before Khan Academy, she worked at Coursera as a software engineer and Google as a developer evangelist. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelafox.

Emily Leathers is the Director of Engineer at Causes, where she was promoted from product manager and founder of the growth team at Causes. Before Causes, she was the lead engineer at Votizen and worked as a software engineer at Rapleaf. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University. Follow her on Twitter at @eleather.

For hackathon details and to sign up, check out: Hack(bright) for Good on May 3-4, 2014.

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