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‘Black Techies’ teamed up with Tumblr to organize a 30-plus hour hackathon, which took place over Martin Luther King weekend, at the microblogging site’s headquarters in the Flatiron District in New York City’s Silicon Alley. In true collaborative spirit, organizations such as All Star Code, Blacks in Tech and Silicon Harlem showed their support for Black Techies’ first overnight event.
MLK DreamCode organizer Kyle Wanamaker addressed hackathon attendees early Saturday, Jan. 18. The Tumblr engineer and Black Techies founder wanted attendees to create hacks that furthered Dr. King’s values of “equality, peace and social justice,” he shared via his Tumblr blog.
Sponsibil, a Yelp-meets-Kickstarter platform for social good won the grand prize. They each took home a Roku 3 and Wanamaker will donate $500 to the charity of their choice, which will be matched by Yahoo!, totaling $1000.
For more pictures, visit the DreamCode Tumblr page.
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