The Mass. Alliance Against Predatory Lending is hosting its first Hackathon to develop a new and improved web site and create web forms and other database tools to enable the organization to better respond to the needs and support requests of homeowners facing foreclosure. The David and Goliath Hackathon: Fight Against Predatory Lending will bring together skilled programmers and computer pros with interested volunteers to move these projects forward. Anyone with basic computer skills, word processing experience or programming skills is encouraged to attend.
Date/Time: Saturday, July 18th from 11-2 pm
Location: Stone Soup Artist Activist Collective and Community Resource Center, 4 King St., Worcester, 01610
Participants will help MAAPL build a new web site that will be used to defend Massachusetts families against illegal foreclosure. Participants with word processing skills will help build content for the site by uploading documents or transferring content from the old MAAPL web site. Participants with programming skills will help in the design and creation of web forms and SQL procedures.
Your three hours of participation may literally save a family from losing their home.