Hopeworks Holds Camden’s 4th Hackathon

On Saturday, April 8, volunteers, youth, and mentors from all over Camden, and all over the region, came together to make Camden a better place through technology.

Sponsored by Fulton Bank and Comcast, and with partnership and support from Subaru of America, Starbucks, MobiWebcom, Inc., Waterfront Labs, and Microsoft, Camden Charter School Network, and the Camden School District, the day brought over 60 people together for a day of hacking to benefit area nonprofits.

PRUP, Touch NJ, the Asia Adams Foundation, and many other nonprofits got new websites, hacked by youth and mentors in attendance.  In addition, youth, led by Hugh Connelly of Univest Bank, created their own video game using Scratch.  Finally, a team of Hopeworks youth created a youth-centered web portal to help connect Camden youth to resources and activities throughout the city.

Volunteers from Subaru of America, MobiWebcom, EPAM, Microsoft, and Starbucks were all on hand to make the day happen, from teaching youth to code to doing presentations about the Unity Game Engine and managing one’s online digital footprint.

You can see pictures from the event here.  You can see videos of the final presentations here.