The Qeyno Experience (MSNBC Mini-Documentary)
MSNBC.com follows promising teen Zachary Dorcinville through an inspiring weekend of “apps not raps” at the My Brother’s Keeper #YesWeCode Hackathon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The education track focuses on issues related to achievement of people of diverse ethnicities and economic backgrounds and can include topics related to college readiness, access, completion and career guidance.
Restorative justice seeks solutions related to preventing the criminalization of economically disadvantaged people, and strategies that empower ex-offenders to transition from the prison wall to successful members of the community, and provide valuable intervention resources to high school or college dropouts.
The sustainability track challenges participants to create an app or design solutions that preserves our environment and encourages personal practices such as recycling, resource sharing, garment collection and redistribution, energy efficiency, and water conservation.
Health, Food, & Wellness
The health track focuses on issues related to the public health of people of diverse ethnicities and economic backgrounds such as improving wellness, increasing diversity in the medical profession, quality food access, and promoting diet and exercise.
Financial Inclusion & Literacy
Financial inclusion and literacy apps help increase access for everyone to a range of quality financial services at affordable prices with convenience, respect, and dignity and includes the ability to understand how to save, credit card usage, and improve one's well-being through the conscious management of their personal and private finances and investments.
If you are not a Designer, Developer or Innovator, but still want to help out, sign up to be a volunteer! Our volunteers will be a critical part of the event's success, while having the opportunity to experience the hackathon from the inside.
Our volunteers include seasoned and fresh entrepreneurs, industry professionals, community organizers, concerned citizens, youth and parents who are all passionate about solving some of the most difficult problems facing our society today.
Volunteers help with tasks like registration, set up & clean up, social media and various team needs.