Dance Marathon Hackathon

Last year’s student body president, a few years ago, started Dance Marathon.  It’s an annual 24 hour fundraiser for FACE AIDS / Partners in Health that was was started as a response to reading Paul Farmer’s book, Mountains Beyond Mountains. 

This year’s student body president, David Gobaud, now a CS grad student, saw that a lot of technical people are not involved in public service simply because most public service opportunities are advertised to social sciencey people.  Gobaud founded Dance Marathon Hackathon, which has computer science people program for nonprofits for the 24 hours of Dance Marathon.  For next year’s Hackthon, Gobaud passed along the reins, and I’ll be one of the project directors for it.