Gift the Code 2017
The second year of Gift the Code set out to be bigger and brighter than the first. In just 40 hours, over 165 developers, designers and UI/UX artists passionate about problem solving used digital for good by brainstorming, building and presenting solutions to solve specific digital challenges faced by six Toronto-based charities.
Here's an overview of the amazing solutions teams came up for the day.
The 519 – A secure registration platform for members of the LGBTQ+ community to access resources available to them. This allows The 519 to enhance their membership database and tailor programming availability to areas that need it most.
Autism Ontario – A searchable library of resources, available in French and English, that allows parents to easily navigate educational information. This empowers parents and caregivers to easily find what they're looking for and eliminate the information overload many currently experience online.
Indspire – A solution that generates engagement in Indspire's annual Soaring Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering by gamifying attendance. The Gathering provides assistance and coaching to Indigenous high school students as they prepare for post-secondary education and then later, to enter the workforce.
CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals – A data management solution leveraging machine learning to better serve client needs and present a case for funding opportunities. This advances the economic and social development of Toronto's Black youth facing multiple barriers to employment.
Sistering – A chat bot that revolutionizes the conversations Sistering can foster with potential volunteers to provide additional information, insight, video and testimonials to encourage and educate on involvement possibilities.