While some view Martin Luther King Day as a straight-up holiday, a few Philly technologists honored the day’s spirit by taking on impact projects across town on Monday.
“Code for Philly was able to connect civic technologists with a private company, bringing together unique skill sets to collaborate and make a big impact in a small amount of time,” wrote Code for Philly’s comms lead Pat Woods in a blog post. “Project Cognoma received expertise consulting on their user interfaces. Think Company designers and UX volunteers were able to spend the day using design thinking to fight cancer.”
— Think Company (@thinkcompany) January 16, 2017
— BEN at Comcast (@BEN_Comcast) January 17, 2017
They also got some help from AT&T workers
— Joe Divis (@Jf_divis5) January 16, 2017
Meanwhile, the Interactive Mechanics camp unplugged from tech by joining the Museum of Impact’s Upstanders project, which aimed to join artistic expressions with activism.
— InteractiveMechanics (@InteractiveMech) January 16, 2017
— PhillyStartupLeaders (@startupleaders) January 16, 2017
And last but not least: while this reporter dedicated the day to tackle wonky administrative tasks for nonprofit Casa de Venezuela, the Technically Media team offered a day of service to the Bryant Baptist Church in Point Breeze.
Hope you all understand a day of service is the least we can do! Grateful for the opportunity to roll up our sleeve… pic.twitter.com/8HsfIcLMlW
— Technically Media (@technicallym) January 16, 2017
And what did you do on MLK Day? Be sure to tell us in the comments below.