Pi515 is hosting a new type of fundraiser. The event will take place virtually on September 18th at 5pm CST.
The idea is simple: write code and pledge to donate based on your accomplishments. You can improve existing technologies or explore and build new ones all while supporting a great organization. Think of someone donating $5 for every mile they run. But instead we're fixing bugs, writing documentation or doing other productive IT work. Finally, a chance to catch up on some of that code "you meant to write." Or maybe, a chance to work on that personal project you've been neglecting.
Any individual or organization is welcome to participate. Individuals with little or no code experience are encouraged to participate and grow their knowledge base.
To participate you simply need to:
Work on whatever suits your individual or organizational interests! The scope and type of work you do is entirely up to you. Here are a couple ideas for you to get started on pledge ideas:
Whether you work on technology for your organization or personal projects, we hope the jam provides a fun experience, a sense of accomplishment and positivity knowing you've helped an incredible organization.
If you are interested in getting yourself or your organization involved in the PI515 Code Jam or would like more information please send an email to email@example.com.
If this date doesn't work for you or your organization we encourage individuals to host their own micro event on a time that works better and share their experience.
By working together, Pi515 and Microsoft TechSpark aim to bridge this gap and ensure that more students are equipped with the necessary skills for success for the future of work. Through collaborative efforts, Pi515 seeks to create educational opportunities, provide mentorship, and foster a stronger connection between industry and students
Pi515's "Day of Innovation" taught six important lessons: passion fuels entrepreneurship, leaving the echo chamber is necessary, great mentorship is key, diversity drives innovation, youth notice problems and the future is bright.