We believe that each one of us can be a change-maker and improve our community for the better. Since we organized the first Code For a Cause campaign back in 2017, we knew that we wanted to use knowledge and experience of our IT community can help build custom software solutions for those who needed it the most.
Software solutions that participants created during our past events improved the lives of thousands across different communities in our country.
We are proud that this year’s Hackathon gathered more than 150 participants, 7 companies and design agencies who worked on 15 projects to make our country a better place for all.
During this phase, we wanted to learn more about what challenges our citizens were facing on a daily basis. We received over 50 ideas from different non-profit organizations on how they believe these challenges can be solved.
After careful evaluation of all the ideas, 23 projects moved on to the second phase of our campaign - public voting. During this phase, we invited citizens to vote for the projects they think will have the most impact on their communities.
The end result? Thanks to more than 13 000 votes, we created our list of project priorities. :)
During this phase, we invited IT companies to join our cause and give their contribution by assigning their teams to the projects from our list of priorities.
We also needed the help of our design community. That's why we invited designers and design agencies to join us and create a functional design to support the chosen ideas.
The most exciting part of the entire campaign - 48-hour coding marathon, Hackathon, took place from the 14th to the 16th of October.
It was amazing to watch all of the participants come together for the community to create solutions which will help so many people around our country. These are the final results:
We are so proud of all the participants and the results they’ve achieved during this Hackathon. All of the solutions will be completed and the original source code will be donated to non-profit organizations.
We want to say big thanks to all the participants and everything you’ve done to improve your community. Keep in mind that you were the ones who made it all possible!
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