If you’re tech savvy and passionate about problem solving and making a difference, the upcoming Capital One Canada Gift the Code hackathon is perfect for you!

Your talents and skills will directly benefit six Toronto-based charities that operate under tight budgets by providing much-needed technology solutions.

You can be one of 150 participants in this 40-hour coding sprint and give back where it is needed the most.

Participants will form teams consisting of four to six experts at BrainStation’s Toronto campus, located at King St. West and Spadina Ave.

Join technology expert and host of the hackathon, Marc Saltzman, from Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23.

“We’re living in an exciting new digital world and, while many global companies are reaping the benefits of this technological revolution, not-for-profit charities could also benefit from the collective talent of Canadian tech experts,” said Saltzman. “I’m beyond excited to help host the Capital One Canada Gift the Code Hackathon and see how teams will offer smart technology solutions to help worthy causes reach their full potential.”

The following charities will benefit from this 40-hour hackathon: Prosper Canada, Second Harvest, Women’s Habitat, Toronto Pflag, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and Blake Boultbee Youth Outreach Service.

I’ll be taking photos, hope to see you there!

To learn more about the Gift the Code hackathon or to participate, visit: www.giftthecode.ca.

Thanks to Capital One Canada for sponsoring this post and this event, which gives back to local charities.

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