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Use Your Mentor Superpowers For Good

by Klaire Wesolowski

Goodie Hack is looking for mentors for the intense and high energy hackathon on Feb 27 – 28 in Atlanta at Google’s Midtown office. Are you a helpful and encouraging seasoned startup founder, product manager, developer, designer, or marketing expert? If so, Goodie Hack invites you to use your mentor superpowers for good.

Goodie Hack wants to help nonprofit organizations focused on improving the economy, education, health and wellness, and safety in under-served communities so they can help more people and get in a better position to receive funding.

How it works:
Ten nonprofit organizations that focus on under-served communities will present their top operational problems to an audience of mainly non-technical minority young professionals along with developers and designers. The participants form teams (one per nonprofit) in order to create products to solve these problems.

This year’s event will focus on helping these nonprofit organizations present large and even scalable business problems, which will give the opportunity for some teams to even turn into actual startups.

This is where you come in.
Since these participants don’t have much experience, they’ll need guidance on generating Minimum Viable Product (MVP) ideas, effective use of time, architecture, pitching, and more. Mentors are the ones that set the tone for the hackathon, and their role is to be a valuable resource for the teams during the duration of the hackathon.

Ideally, mentors have a minimum of 2 – 3 years experience in startups or on a software development team, have mentored other developers, are familiar with open data and technologies and have participated in at least one hackathon.

Mentors are asked to stay most of the two-day event, with free food and parking.

Sign up to be a mentor and be sure to spread the word about registration for Goodie Hack 2015.

Friday, Feb. 27 @ 7 PM – Saturday, Feb. 28 @ 7 PM

Google’s Midtown Atlanta Office
10 10th NE, #600
Atlanta, GA 30309

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