Announcing Hackathon 2013 at #heweb13

The Higher Education Web Professionals Association is pleased to announce Hackathon 2013, held at the 2013 HighEdWeb Annual Conference to benefit The Ride For Roswell, cancer research and patient care programs.

  • Monday, October 7, 2013, 7 p.m. until completion, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
  • Creation of a mobile-friendly, WordPress-based website, and including integration of The Ride’s fundraising platform.
  • HighEdWeb attendees working collaboratively in a fun, fast-paced atmosphere with food, music and prizes to benefit the Buffalo community.

HighEdWeb will give back to Buffalo, NY — the community hosting its annual conference — via Hackathon 2013. Web professionals from hundreds of colleges and universities will come together to share diverse skill sets (including programming, writing, graphic design, project management and more) and create a completely redesigned, mobile-friendly website for The Ride For Roswell in the space of one night.

Sign up now to take part in HighEdWeb Hackathon 2013.

Founded in 1996, The Ride For Roswell is an annual cycling event that benefits research and patient care programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s (RPCI). RPCI’s mission is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1898, RPCI was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York.

The Higher Education Web Professionals Association (HighEdWeb) is a not-for-profit organization of Web professionals working at institutions of higher education. Its annual conference, HighEdWeb 2013, is created BY and FOR higher education Web professionals. In 2013, the conference will welcome close to 800 participants to Buffalo, NY on October 6-9. #heweb13

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Colleen Brennan-Barry

Colleen Brennan-Barry (@ColB) is president of the Higher Education Web Professionals Association, serves on the conference committee for the HighEdWeb Annual Conference, and is the Assistant Director in charge of Web Communications at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY.