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Written by: Vithoria Escobar 

We’re thrilled to announce Simon Community as our charity partner in Hacking for Humanity. Dublin Simon Community fights homelessness in Ireland by helping people find a home.Today, the housing crisis and homeless are one of the most important issues faced in Ireland. Department of Housing revealed that there are 10,294 thousand dependents of emergency accommodation, among adults and children.

These startling numbers are clear evidence that we need solutions. And by joining us in Hacking for Humanity you can make a huge difference! In our female-led hackathon, our participants can expect to be solving Simon Community business challenges. There is so much potential to use technology to tackle homelessness. Our Hackathon is a fantastic opportunity to put your support into practice.

Shane Brannigan, Corporate Partnerships Executive at Simon Community, talks about teaming up with Girls In Tech and Simon Community’s expectations for the Hackathon:

 

Hacking for Humanity is an inclusive and open event, where everyone with ANY background has a chance to contribute! The marathon will take place from 24-26th of May at The Digital Hub, Dublin. Check our article for more details and our Hackathon Guide for some pro tips. 

Make to REGISTER HERE to guarantee your participation and be part of history in the marking in a bespoke and inclusive environment. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!