On January 3 the Florida DrupalCamp Coding for a Cause event was featured in the Orlando Sentinel. The article describes the event and reminded charities that to be considered, they need to get their applications in by this Sunday, January 8, 2012.
'Hactivists' with a purpose want to help charities
The term "hackers" tends to conjure up images of illicit cyberspace break-ins stealing personal financial information or embarrassing national-security secrets.
But some self-described hackers in Central Florida are coming together to do good instead of evil.
They call themselves "hacktivists." Their event, "Coding for a Cause," will select two local nonprofit organizations and develop websites and digital tools to help spread their message — a move aimed in part at boosting the charities' donations in tough economic times.