One of the primary goals of Hackers for Charity is to get folks in our community doing work to better the world we live in. Another goal is to change the negative connotations associated with the term “hacker”. This year, alongside DErbycon, a bunch of us got together and nailed both. I’m so proud of our team, and Chaplain Mike of Hotel Louisville released this great writeup about our work.
I’ll admit the panel was awkward at first, but after a while, the questions came rolling in and people were really fascinated about (sometimes simple) ways they could protect themselves online.
Now that I’m back in the US, it’s my job to get more folks involved in community projects. Stay tuned for an opportunity near you and if you have ideas for a community project in your area, and need our help, drop us a line.