Applications for Good

Applications for Good, a recent contest produced by Applications for Good challenged developers to create apps for low-income Americans to help them get educated, find jobs, get healthy, manage their finances and so on. The contest was organized by One Economy and AT&T to get devs inspired to do some social good. A panel of judges narrowed the entries to five winners. You can watch the winning videos below. They feature apps for immigrants to send money to their home countries, find healthy food, get the most value from food stamps, facilitate conversations between teachers and students over social media, and manage an Individual Development Account. http://mashable.com/2011/06/14/applications-for-good-winners/#YAXmz0r1J5qH

Code for Change: A Newly Created Digital Platform for Civic Good
An Overview and Summary of a New Two-Week Hackathon Sponsored by NYU Wagner and Applications for Good

In the fall of 2011, NYU Wagner decided to host a civic hackathon. At the time, a wave of technology events was happening in many pockets of NYU and throughout New York City. Each was capitalizing on the growing number of young technology entrepreneurs in the city looking for additional outlets to sharpen their business skills, give something back to their community, or ideally both at the same time. Read more at NYU Wagner
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