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Code for freedom at the upcoming Reentry Project hackathon

Sixty percent of people released from our state's prisons will be rearrested within three years. How can you help?

At Code for Philly's City as a Service Hackathon.

(Photo by Katie Wisniewski)

PowerUp Reentry: A Digital Solutions Day is a three-day hackathon that aims to help break the cycle of recidivism.

Put forth by the Reentry Project — an alliance of 15 newsrooms including our sister site, Generocity — the hackathon looks to find digital, cross-sector solutions to help keep formerly incarcerated people from returning to the system.

Happening Oct. 20-21 at Center City’s Industrious, the event is produced by Code for Philly. The door is open for all: Journalists, technologists, City officials and formerly incarcerated people can join in to help bring solutions to an issue often overlooked.


For those wary of entering the hackathon arena for the first time, here’s a brave, honest guide to hackathon survival from author Miriam Peskowitz.

Read the full story over at Generocity.

Companies: Generocity
Projects: Code for Philly
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