Charities urged to take advantage of free problem solving - The Leamington Observer

Charities urged to take advantage of free problem solving

Ian Hughes 19th Jun, 2019   0

CHARITIES are being urged to take advantage of free problem-solving.

Leamington-based Black Pepper Software is marking its 20th birthday by hosting a ‘Hackathon’ day solving technology problems for deserving organisations.

Black Pepper has established an international reputation for solving business puzzles for clients across various sectors, and is now looking to use this experience for charities that would otherwise be unlikely to fund the services.

The event is the brainchild of Black Pepper sales and marketing director Rowan Welsh, and she believes it has the potential to be life-changing if used in the right way.

She said: “The term hack can be quite scary when used alongside IT and technology because it brings to mind people losing money from their banks, or having systems brought crashing down.

“However, the word ‘hack’ is also used as a term to describe the innovative and surprising ways that can be found to problem-solve using software and technology, and this is where charities could have the direction of their future changed.

“Often there will be challenges where charities will have issues that take up valuable time and resources, but they don’t know how to work differently or cannot afford to engage someone to help – this is what the 20th anniversary hackathon is for.

“If you represent a charity and think you could benefit from some of technologies brightest minds thinking about your organisation they I would urge you to apply to be part of the process.”

The event takes place on Thursday June 27 at the company’s Clarendon Street offices, and charities interested should email [email protected] to be considered.

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