Charity App Challenge Encourages Local Developers to Support Calgary Charities

Charity-App ChallengeThe Charity App Challenge is an initiative of the Calgary Herald, Digital Alberta and Place2Give. These three organizations came together over the idea of how can they could leverage technology for social good – hack-a-thon style! Mobile is the fastest growing communications and engagement medium and digital philanthropy is an evolving sector. They asked themselves, what could mobile technology do for the 12 Herald Christmas Fund charities to help solve a problem or help reach their goals and objectives? This year the Calgary Herald‘s Christmas Fund decided to champion mobile for its participating charities to help them in their organizational endeavors. Want to get involved? The Hack-a-thon will take place over 48 hours on Saturday, February 2 through Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the Calgary Herald.

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WordFest presents The ECO TOUR featuring David Suzuki and Jeff Rubin | February 27, 2013 | Calgary

ECOTOUR WordFest presents Canadian icon David Suzuki and award-winning, bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin in Calgary on Wednesday, February 27 as part of the Eco Tour. The event will take place at the John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library, at 7pm and will feature Suzuki and Rubin discussing their shared belief that a sustainable future can only be found at the intersection of ecology and economics. Copies of the authors’ books will be sold at the venue and a book signing will follow the event. Tickets for the event are $15 and can be ordered through the EPCOR Centre Box Office at 403.294.9494 or online at www.wordfest.com.

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