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Let’s Talk Tech! Passwords!

Posted by dsmhack_admin on  August 3, 2021
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Category: LetsTalkTech
As the number of passwords, accounts and systems we use have increased, so have the bad actors trying to take things that don’t belong to them.  Board members Antoinette Stevens and Lynn Woody talk about passwords with the hope that non-profits can keep themselves just a little bit safer in
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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Category: LetsTalkTech
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