Por iniciativa de algunas instituciones miembros de NetSquared ( http://www.netsquared.org) y con el apoyo de TechSoup Global (http://www.techsoupglobal.org/) estamos armando una red de organizaciones e individuos que tiene por objetivo el uso de la tecnologia para bien social ("technology for social good") en la región de Latino América llamada RedlaTic
Last Saturday, we hosted a day-long Hack 4 Good at the TechSoup Global headquarters in San Francisco. Inspired by the Social Good Summit and Hackathon that took place the same day in New York City, the Saturday Hack 4 Good brought together community leaders and developers interested in the potential of building apps 4 youth. The event was made possible through the generous support of Microsoft and its Transforming Communities grant.
Before I came to TechSoup Global (a whopping 4 months ago) I'd never heard of a hack-a-thon; and my first impression was that there was a renegade group of ninja-like TechSoup-ers supporting the hacker group Anonymous. (There isn't - I checked.) I've been brought into the 21st Century through my work with the NetSquared team and I'm excited that we're hosting a Hack 4 Good event tomorrow.
For those of you in the San Francisco Bay Area, we’d like to share news of a very special event happening this Saturday at the TechSoup Global headquarters.
Inspired by the Social Good Summit and Hackathon beginning the same day in New York City, the Saturday Hack 4 Good will bring together community leaders and developers interested in the potential of building apps 4 youth.
I am delighted to report that NCTech4Good, a NetSquare Local Group, bought a laptop for Janet Bauer’s project “I’m A Great Child Worldwide” to use teaching children in extreme poverty in the slums of Kenya, using income from our conferences.