Last year Sony launched Open Planet Ideas - an initiative we at Good For Nothing really liked. Asking people to imagine how technology might help with some of the world’s most pressing environmental and social problems. They had lots of ideas submitted and one idea +U has been bought to life by Sony.
+U is an Android application that helps find quick micro-volunteering opportunities for people to help charities and causes in their local area. It has been designed with gaming and social flavours to try and encourage more people to make time for others in need.
Sony is keen to open up the code and see makers and creators hack and develop it to help two specific France and UK based charities, as well as offering up an open challenge to see if something freerange and magic can also be created with the code.
So we’re collaborating with them to host MAKE/TIME a 48 hour Making and Developing gig taking place at Hub Westminster on the 30th/31st March
Impact Hub Westminster, 1st floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4TE