Record NGO Participation in Symphony Solutionís 5th KindHack

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  • (1888PressRelease) April 16, 2019 - After 4 successful Hack-a-Thons for charity, Symphony Solutions perpetuates this success for local NGOís, who end their weekends with new products and project solutions that their tight budgets cannot typically afford. And developers gain satisfaction from donating time and skill to useful social causes.

    About the Event
    From a record 30 NGO project submissions, seven projects were selected. Selection is based on 1) value to the community, and 2) challenging enough to encourage participation by developers.
    1. Nearly 40 developers were divided into 7 teams.
    2. The number on each team depends on the complexity of the project.
    3. A mentor was assigned to each team.
    4. By Sunday evening, project solutions were presented to the group.
    5. Developers then voted for projects, but are not permitted to vote for their own.
    6. Winners were announced.

    About the Projects
    Winning projects appear below:
    1st Place: Plast is a scouting organization which needed a mobile app to improve user experience for new volunteers, to provide orientation, background information, directories, calendar of events, and feedback interaction.

    2nd Place: Vpershe is an online platform designed to offer medically- and practically- based information about sex, health, and discrimination to young people, who do not get this information at home or in schools. Vpershe needed mobile communication games to help discuss sensitive issues.

    3rd Place: Help, io is an online location referral system that organizes donation opportunities. They needed a referral map to simplify the donation process, such that people with items to donate know where to take them.

    It is important to remember that everyone wins at KindHacks. Seven NGOís leave with completed projects, and developers leave with the satisfaction of having created something of value.

    Additional Opportunities
    NGOís whose projects were not included in this KindHack joined workshops 1) to learn how to use digital marketing strategies to increase website traffic to enhance relevance and interest among targets, and 2) to learn to build basic websites without use of developers. These additional streams provided equally valuable information to participants, such that they can put this new learning to practical use.

    About Symphony Solutions
    Symphony Solutions is a digital transformation company headquartered in Amsterdam, with delivery centers in The Netherlands, Ukraine, Poland, and Macedonia. They provide primarily Western European and North American clients with IT, BPO, Consultancy, and Agile Transformation services.

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