SF FPA Pro Bono and NexGen participated in the SF Smart Money Hackathon on June 6th, 7th & 8th at Impact Hub in San Francisco. Designers and Developers teamed with the Smart Money Network and Consumer Credit Counseling of San Francisco, Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), Kindergarten to College and San Francisco Housing Development Corporation to create customized tools to educate and communicate with clients of the agencies and the public.
Saundra Davis, Sage Financial Solutions, kicked off the Hackathon by inspiring the teams to create usable tools for providing financial education and connections to objective financial advice for San Francisco’s underserved communities.
With limited time, Designers and Developers used existing web applications, programs and application programming interfaces (API) such as Zapier, Twilio, oAuth, and Rails to propose solutions for the various agencies testing User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI).
The FPA team joined the Smart Money Network (SMN) team to improve the SMN website’s links to resources in the community.
Team Smart Money Network tested some solutions with the public.
At the end of the weekend, each team presented their proposed solutions to a panel of judges. Team MEDA Pulse earned the award for Most Innovative for the Field and Team Smart Money won the prize for Best Community Collaborative.