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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Posted by Kim Wall on  August 1, 2018

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Fish? What? When one struggles with the words to say “goodbye,” one steals from someone else. Per Wikipedia: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish is the fourth book of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy “trilogy” written by Douglas Adams. Its title is the message left by the dolphins when they departed

48 Hours of Good

Posted by Alex Karei on  March 27, 2018

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Just like that, another hack is in the books. And although 48 hours doesn’t sound like much, it’s amazing what our 80+ volunteers can accomplish. Here’s a snapshot of the projects we completed during the 2018 Des Moines Charity Hack. Bidwell Riverside Center: SMS-message based wait time monitor for food

Announcing Our 2018 Des Moines Charity Hack Nonprofits

Posted by Alex Karei on  March 22, 2018

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We’re excited to announce the 2018 nonprofits benefiting from our annual hackathon. Revealed this evening at our dsmHack 2018 kick-off event, they will be receiving the assistance of a combined 85+ volunteers who will help create websites, databases, mapping tools, and more, for free over the next 48 hours. In
When you work at a nonprofit, you’ve got a lot going on. From fundraising to managing volunteers to filing legal documents — the list might seem endless. One of the things we’ve heard from nonprofit participants during our past hacks is that they’re curious about how our volunteer teams work

dsmHack 2017: Meet the Nonprofits

Posted by Alex Karei on  March 2, 2017

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With 37 applications from 33 organizations, our selection process wasn’t easy this year. The 2017 Des Moines Charity Hack kicked off this evening, and this year’s nonprofits represent a variety of causes. Tune into dsmHack social media profiles (like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) to follow along with this year’s hack!