A Youth Hackathon for Camden

Tomorrow will be a first for the struggling city of Camden, New Jersey.  Under the leadership of local nonprofit Hopeworks ‘N Camden, Camden’s first hackathon will seek ways technology might be able to set a new course for the city.  The future is in the hand of the city’s youth as they team up with programmers and business partners:

Organizers say the benefit is twofold: Students can network and learn more about coding, and in the process work on projects that could benefit the city, a former industrial hub that with the loss of manufacturing became among the country’s poorest and most dangerous.

You can read more here.

H/T: Sarah Mirembe, Pepperdine School of Public Policy, MPP Candidate ’16. 

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