dsmHack 2017


Des Moines Charity Hack 2017

When: Thursday, March 2 – Saturday, March 4, 2017

Where: Gravitate – 206 6th Avenue, 3rd Floor, Des Moines, IA 50309

Each year, dsmHack holds a 48-hour hackathon to help local nonprofit organization solve their technology problems. This flagship event connects technology enthusiasts including developers, designers, and project managers and partners them with nonprofits selected through an application process.

What happens during the event?

The atmosphere of Des Moines Charity Hack is unlike any other. The weekend kicks off on Thursday evening, with technology professionals and nonprofit representatives arriving early in the evening. Each nonprofit organization will have a few minutes to introduce their technology challenge to the participants, and from there, teams will form to address the needs of the organizations. Once teams are formed, the hacking begins! For 48 hours, participants and organizations will hack their hearts out, solving technology problems, learning new skills, and building friendships. At Des Moines Charity Hack, the doors don’t close. All participants are free to come and go as they please with meals, snacks, and beverages provided. The event culminates on Saturday with a presentation and celebration of what each team accomplished.

Be a part of something big

For a fourth consecutive year, Des Moines Charity Hack will be held the first weekend of March at Gravitate in downtown Des Moines.

Are you a nonprofit organization in the greater Des Moines metro?

Applications will be open for 501c3 organizations from January 1, 2017 through 8:00 p.m. on February 14, 2017. Click here to learn more.

Do you have skills you can contribute to the hack?

We’re looking for individuals with a variety of skill sets to contribute their time and talents to our selected nonprofits. Registration will open January 1, 2017. Find out how you can help.