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Code for Good

What is Code for Good?

The Code for Good program aims to solve social problems through software. It's a collaboration between the Corporate Affairs Group and the Software and Services Group at Intel, led by Josh Bancroft and Renee Wittemyer. 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.

So far, Code for Good has taken the form of many hackathon-type events, 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", Code for Good has to scale up. Way up. That's where you come in.

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. Check it out: Code for Good - Harnessing Software Skills To Create Shared Value

Do It Yourself

Are you interested in participating in a Code for Good event? Want to start something on your own? Don't let us hold you back. Read our "Hackathon in a Box" for advice on how to plan and conduct your own Code for Good event. And visit the Blog tab, where we chronicle our events and showcase the results of our amazing volunteers, to get some inspiration.

We Need You

Code for Good aims to solve social problems through software. We're out to change the world, for the better. So far, that has taken the form of many hackathon-type events, where we gather developers, designers, 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", Code for Good has to scale up. Way up. That's where you come in.

How To Conduct Your Own Code For Good Hackathon Event

If you're interested in putting your own Code for Good activity together, we want to help you however we can. To that end, we've gathered what we've learned, tools we've found useful, and other information that we hope will help you get started with your own Code for Good event into a little something we call "Hackathon in a Box". Check it out - we hope it helps you get started with your own event.

Summer 2013 IUEE HTML5 Experience Day 1
By Dustin A. Posted on 06/11/13 6
    Our team is ' Seal Team 6 ' .  We are a team of five coming from many different educational back grounds. We have a mechanical, two electrical, and two computer engineering majors. We all have different programing experience. Our mechanical engineer has no experience with computer languages, ...
First Day of Intel Ultimate Engineering Experience, App Academy @ Chandler-Gilbert Community College
By Chris Moody Posted on 06/10/13 2
Today was the second week of the IUEE@CGCC in Chandler, Arizona. We are learning how to create an HTML 5 app from the business plans our teams formulated during our first week of the program. The format of the App Academy portion is that of a hack-a-thon.  While I miss having Hannah and CJ leadin...
Intel Ultimate Engineering Experience '13 - Code for Good Hackathon - Arizona Community College
By Edward Thang Posted on 06/10/13 0
We are in another Code for Good Hackathon, this one is part of the Intel Ultimate Engineering Experience [IUEE].  From June 10 - 20, Contra Costa College students fly to Chandler Gilbert College, a community college in Arizona.  We are facilitating 2 separate hackathon there.  In each hackathon g...
Application Development Hackletics has Ignited
By Tom (wolfmurphy) Murphy Posted on 06/05/13 1
It is very exciting to be on the verge of helping lead a two week application development. It is something of a perfect storm. We have many Hackletic Poobahs helping. Of course, Paul Steinberg, architect of the Code for Good Hackathons. We also have Brad Hill, an Intel HTML5 expert who has helped...
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