Technology isn’t just making it easier for people to communicate with each other, it’s also making it easier for them to express themselves freely, especially those who live in low-income communities. Since a lot of those communities are right here in New York, it’s something Microsoft New York is pretty passionate about.
That’s why we were very excited to support C/I, a New York-based nonprofit that teaches underserved students how to code, by playing host for their hackathon last Saturday, January 31st on finding ways to enhance free speech through technology. Altogether over 80 C/I students spent the morning working under the guidance of 25 volunteer tech mentors to develop some astoundingly creative project ideas in just a few hours.
To find out more about the hackathon, check out C/I’s blog post on the event. And if you’re interested in the impact C/I has on its students day after day, take a look at their website as well. They’re doing amazing work!