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Remote Tools for the New Normal

Posted by dsmhack_admin on  June 2, 2021
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Lynn and Molly have teamed up to share tips, tricks from working remotely over the past year. Check out their video discussion, and scroll down to learn more from their experience. Hi all, my name is Lynn Woody. I’m the current president for dsmHack and LOVE the creativity and connections

Let’s Talk Tech! Why you need a Tech Plan

Posted by Darin Webb on  April 1, 2021
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Nonprofit organizations face many barriers as they work to move forward the causes that they represent. Often, budgets are tight and the allowance for technology assistance is unobtainable. This problem is what led to the launch of dsmHack with our signature event: the Des Moines Charity Hack, an annual event

No Hackathon in 2021

Posted by Darin Webb on  September 8, 2020
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For the first time in seven years, the dsmHack Hackathon is cancelled due to concerns over increasing rates of COVID-19 infections in Iowa. Those who have attended past hacks know, the atmosphere is everything. You can feel the buzz in the air when you bring together nonprofits and developers from

dsmHack 2020: Final Projects

Posted by dsmhack_admin on  March 7, 2020
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The 48 hours of our annual hackathon always goes by quickly – but our teams are able to accomplish numerous solutions to help the selected nonprofits succeed in the future. This year, nearly 81 volunteers worked with 11 nonprofits. Here’s what they accomplished: Anawim Housing is dedicated to ending homelessness
We’re excited to announce the 2020 nonprofits benefiting from our annual hackathon. Revealed this evening at our kick-off event, they will be receiving the assistance of nearly 100 volunteers who will help create websites, databases, mapping tools, and more, for free over the next 48 hours. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as we