We’ll be joining forces again with our friends at the AT&T Foundry for the AT&T Mobile Hackathon for Social Good coming up on October 26-27 in Palo Alto. Mobile App Hackathon is an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program that is designed for attendees (technical & non-technical) to build apps/mobile apps, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories and most importantly: meet new people and scout for teammates to work on new or current projects.
Tropo will be there along with our friends at AT&T and Geeks Without Bounds for the Social Good Challenge. For this event we have teamed up with the Full Circle Fund to bring you social good projects that were specifically requested from organizations focused on humanitarian efforts. We have $10,000 in total prizes for teams willing to take the challenge and build applications for good!
Education Circle (Request from Niroga Institute) Most of us are chronically stressed out. This mobile application would allow anyone to measure their stress anytime and anywhere, in moments. Coupled with a 15-minute stress management video that Niroga has already developed (“Manage Your Stress, Anytime, Anywhere”), users can compare their stress before and after using the video, as well as track their stress levels with sustained practice. Users will also be able to easily share their stress scores, building a global community of stress management practice.
Environmental Circle (Request from Roots of Success) Roots of Success’ mission is to ensure that all people have the knowledge and skills needed to accelerate the transition to a more equitable, healthy and sustainable society. They would like to build an app that will make it possible for students going through our Roots of Success environmental literacy and job readiness curriculum to access additional resources and continue engaging with course content long after they have completed their classes. A course companion app could allow students to easily track progress, access multimedia, and practice vocabulary outside the classroom. The app could contribute to students’ personal and professional development by offering tips on how to apply what they learn in class, along with prompts to begin enriching conversations with classmates, family, and community members. Additionally, a mobile app would be the ideal platform for students to access our extensive ‘Green Jobs and Career Pathways Guidebook’ – which is now only available to students in programs that can purchase print copies for in-class use.
Global Economic Opportunity Circle (Request from One Economy Corp) One Economy built a webapp called BeeLocal, which they describe as the “Yelp of social services”, that allows a user to enter a zip code and find local, reviewed resources spanning family services, health resources and much more. BeeLocal is targeted toward a low-income population, in line with One Econony’s core mission of providing technology resources to the underserved. This builds off of over 10 years of localization of The Beehive in communities around the world. Their user base, confirmed by many studies, is moving off of browser-based services and toward mobile. BeeLocal would like to provide dedicated mobile apps for iOS or Android.
Sign up to join us here: AT&T Mobile Hackathon for Social Good
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