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Geekdom and Codeup have joined forces to host the first Veterans Codeathon here in San Antonio powered by CivTechSA from November 8-10, 2019!
We are calling on coders, designers, and tech experts in the area to build something extraordinary to improve the quality of life for our active-duty military members, veterans, and their spouses. This event is open to everyone! If you feel like you’re up for the challenge, then sign up and let’s get to work!
RED CHALLENGE – There are a ton of organizations that assist our ever-growing military population in San Antonio but it is a challenge keeping up with all of the amazing things they offer. We want to assist in bridging that gap and having more people take advantage of the great things these organizations offer. Create a solution that connects the Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) to active duty military members, veterans, and their spouses.
WHITE CHALLENGE – The only way to end veteran homelessness is to get the population of homeless veterans the help they need. Being able to connect those in need with the VSOs who have resources to help is a top priority. Create a solution that helps provide VSOs access to the homeless veteran population.
BLUE CHALLENGE – San Antonio is a hub for the military and veteran communities but making them aware of the great things our city offers is a challenge. We have recognized this disconnect and hope to identify and create solutions to bridge this gap. Create a solution to assist active duty military members, veterans, and their family members to get connected to local resources when relocating to San Antonio.
STARS CHALLENGE – San Antonio has a wide variety of local veteran-owned companies and businesses, and we hope to create a one-stop-shop that raises awareness of these companies and increases involvement from the greater San Antonio area. Create a solution to help drive awareness of local veteran-owned organizations/businesses.
STRIPES CHALLENGE – San Antonio is known as Military City USA, but the military events that happen here are often overlooked or not known about. We hope to develop a solution that will raise better awareness and increase the participation of the San Antonio community in these events. Develop a solution to create awareness of Military/Veteran events throughout the city and drive engagement from the greater San Antonio community.