Earlier this week, I provided a glimpse into what happened during last week’s Project:Connect Hackathon co-sponsored by the Family Online Safety Institute, MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, and Facebook.
Today, I want to share which teams took home the top prize. Each team had to choose a category to enter their hack in—Social Good, Enable Literacy, and Control of Information. The grand prize winners are:
Social Good: Helpster by Team CB Media
Helpster is a web and mobile app to connect people in communities willing to volunteer their time (the Helpster) to someone with a simple need (the Needster) who pays for the time/skill via donation to a favorite charity.
Enable Literacy: Congregate by Team Arganots
Congregate is a mobile app used to build common ground one issue at a time. The technology prepares young people (age 13+) to participate in democracy while giving them tools to influence their own future. Users can vote on and discuss issues that matter to them most.
Control of Information: That Could Be Your Sister by Team
That Could Be Your Sister is an online community encouraging young people to stop the spread of viral “shaming”. This is a movement to turn bystanders into active supporters helping girls grow up in a safe environment.
Say Cheese! All the winners from the hackathon. Check out the main event site for more details about the winners.
All Winners from the Project:Connect Hackathon And want to see more of 'behind the hackathon', visit Facebook's Safety page to view event pics.
Until next time,