dsmHack 2019

Des Moines Charity Hack 2019

When: Thursday, February 21 – Saturday, February 23, 2019

Where: Des Moines Social Club

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.

For our 2019 hackathon, the Des Moines Social Club will turn into dsmHack headquarters for 48 hours.

What happens during the event?

The atmosphere of dsmHack 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

dsmHack envisions a community where technology is never a barrier to doing good. Join us as we hack for good and solve technology problems for nonprofits doing amazing things in our community.

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

Applications will be open for 501c3 organizations January 3-31. Learn more.

Do you have skills you can contribute to the hack?

Volunteer tickets will open for hackers to contribute their skills on January 3 at 10:00 a.m. Learn more.


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