Posted by Teryll Hopper, Communications Manager of Corporate Citizenship, NetSuite
NetSuite employees will soon have the opportunity to use their coding and technical skills for good at NetSuite.org’s first-ever Hackathon 4Good in Manila. Set for Tuesday, November 8, the Hackathon 4Good gives a hand-selected group of employees the chance to develop a NetSuite-based solution for one of our two charity partners – Coca Cola Foundation Philippines and Stop Hunger Now Philippines.
Based on the Hackathon 4Good that takes place during SuiteWorld, NetSuite’s annual customer conference, this day-long event starts with presentations from the charity partners spelling out the unique challenges they are each facing. Following the presentations, participants decide which charity they would like to code for and break into teams of four to five participants. Teams spend the next eight hours brainstorming and developing their solutions in a NetSuite demo account.
At the end of the day, teams put together a short presentation that details how their NetSuite-based solution will solve the charity partner’s challenge. Teams will then have the opportunity to present their solutions to an expert panel of judges including Tom Kim, Managing Director, NetSuite Philippines, Jan Pabellon, Director of International Products, NetSuite, David Geilhufe, Senior Director, NetSuite.org, and representatives from Coca Cola Foundation and Stop Hunger Now.
The Hackathon 4Good is part of NetSuite.org’s SuiteVolunteer Pro Bono program, which matches the technical needs of charities and social enterprises who are receiving a software donation with the professional skills of NetSuite employees. For more information on past Hackathon 4Good events, visit: http://www.netsuite.org/hackathon-4good.
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