Code for Good

Code for Good

Intel's mission this decade is to "create and extend computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth". Code for Good aims to put that mission into action.

Code for Good has taken the form of hackathons, where we gather developers, designers, students, and subject matter experts together for a day or two (or more) to focus on creating a software-based solution to a social problem. We work with nonprofit partners to find problems that need solving, and to make sure our efforts have the most impact. The results of our hackathons have been amazing, but in order to reach “every person on earth”, we have to scale up. Way up. That’s where you come in.

Do it Yourself!

Are you interested in participating in the Code for Good event? Want to start something on your own? Don’t let us hold you back. Get advice on how to plan and conduct your own Code for Good event.

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IDEO Design Thinking Steps
Adventures in Design Thinking One of the exciting things happening at Intel these days is our increased focus on user experiences. As a technology company, weaving UX into our culture has required new ways of thinking, innovating, and collaborating—particularly with software developers, since software plays a major role in...
Notes and Storyboard Team
Innovation at Intel: Waiting for “Now” to Get Here We focus a lot on innovation at Intel. I’d like to talk about why we do it. It’s about responsibility. In my opinion, Intel makes the most technologically advanced mass-produced products in the history of humanity. And every 18 to 24 months we seemingly double the performance or capabilities of...
WearHacks Kicks Off in Toronto WearHacks is an international non-profit organization headquartered in Montreal, focused on the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship in Wearable Technology and Internet of Things all over the world. They kicked off this past weekend in Toronto, drawing hundreds of attendees and bringing...
Rapid Makers For some while I keep finding around me things related to Makers, Quadcopters, and algorithms. At first I thought that it is just by chance... That IoT is nice, and Makers are having fun, and algorithms are just another way of saying parallel programming and so on... Apparently there is something...
Space Apps
SpaceApps NYC 2015 : A Truly Stellar Event! The International Space Apps Challenge is a technology development and problem solving event during which citizens from around the world collaborate to tackle challenges relevant to improving life on Earth and the exploration of space. Intel has participated in these events and has provided...

Creating Shared Value
To commemorate our first couple years of Code for Good activity, we've got a paper that goes into detail on what Code for Good has accomplished, the shared value of developers working with nonprofits, and the social and business value that the Code for Good program has created.

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Giving Back
Code for Good is about more than just hackathons. In 2014, our Android Field Guide social giving campaign raised $45,000 across 3 non-profits dedicated to education and coding–, CodeClub, and GirlsWhoCode. We're proud to support these organizations to educate, inspire, and equip the next generation of developers with the computing skills they need to pursue 21st century opportunities.

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