Creating a Social Hackathon for the Good – Justice League Style

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Tuesday 15th March, 2011

11:00am to 12:00pm (CST)

What do you get when you lock 30+ game and visual designers, social media gurus, and tech industry rivals together in San Francisco offices for a brainstorm with gallons of coffee? Answer: An online Web 2.0 playbook for non-profits that will change the world, and give a technical and business savvy boost to Oprah’s favorite education online charity, DonorsChoose.org. Come learn how Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Twitter and others all got together in a uniquely structured event to give nonprofits an online boost. We’ll discuss the good, bad, and the ugly of having this kind of event, and share tips on how you can make this kind of change happen where you are.

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Betsy Aoki

Former blog queen & Xbox pm, now startup outreach for bing.com. Trust Asian. Pictured with Business Chicken. Hurrah for coffee! bio from Twitter

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Scott Porad

I used to herd lolcats, now I herd dogs. bio from Twitter

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Chris Messina

Developer Experience Lead at @Uber.

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Hope Frank

CMO @Webtrends, Brand & Digital Evangelist, Surfer bio from Twitter

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Ian Schafer

CEO of Deep Focus. I once interviewed Mr. T in my office. Still waiting for Darth Vader's people to get back to me. bio from Twitter

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9 attendees

  • Aimee Woodall
  • Betsy Aoki
  • Betsy Weber
  • Chris Messina
  • Hope Frank
  • Ian Schafer
  • Georgetta Nicol
  • TH Schee
  • Scott Porad

3 trackers

  • David Thompson
  • Heather Alden
  • Jenn Howard

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Time 11:00am12:00pm CST

Date Tue 15th March 2011


Room 10AB, Austin Convention Center

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