NetSuite ‘Hackathon 4Good’ Charity Competition at SuiteWorld 2015 to Benefit Nonprofit Organizations
SAN MATEO, Calif., April 1, 2015 /3BL Media/—NetSuite Inc., the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced its second annual Hackathon 4Good, a charity competition open to NetSuite customers, partners and employees attending SuiteWorld 2015 to design and build creative NetSuite-based solutions for use by two nonprofit organizations. This year’s challenge will benefit two nonprofit organizations including Found Animals Foundation and Good360. The Hackathon4 Good will run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. PT at the San Jose Convention Center on Monday, May 4, the opening day of the SuiteWorld 2015 user conference in San Jose, Calif. For information about SuiteWorld and how to receive a free pass, please visit www.netsuitesuiteworld.com.
To learn more about Hackathon 4Good and to register in the event, please visit http://bit.ly/1BzGf6p.
During the Hackathon 4Good, participants will team up based on skills and interests to put their NetSuite ‘ninja’ skills to work. All solutions built need to be based on the NetSuite SuiteCloud platform and should address the challenges outlined by the nonprofits, which are both recipients of grants awarded by the NetSuite.org corporate citizenship program:
- Found Animals Foundation (www.foundanimals.org), a Los Angeles-based innovative animal welfare foundation that has helped over 1,000,000 pets and their people through pet adoption, spay and neuter, microchipping and other initiatives.
- Good360 (www.good360.org), connects companies who have products with nonprofits who need them. Since 1983, Good360 has distributed more than $8 billion in donated goods around the world, helping our network of 40,000 prequalified nonprofits strengthen communities and improve the lives of millions of people in need.
A panel of judges that includes NetSuite Founder, CTO and Chairman of the Board Evan Goldberg and representatives of the two nonprofits will select the winning solutions, following live presentations from each team.
“Hackathon 4Good is a creative way for SuiteWorld attendees to help out two worthwhile charities dedicated to social good while having fun, networking with others and making this year’s SuiteWorld especially memorable,” said David Geilhufe, Senior Director of NetSuite.org. “Besides doing good work for charities, the winning team(s) will receive some fantastic prizes and bragging rights.”
NetSuite.org is the corporate citizenship arm of NetSuite, leveraging the company's assets—our people and our products—to amplify the social impact of nonprofits and social enterprises around the world. Through our unique initiatives, including software donations, pro bono SuiteVolunteer projects and social solutions we are supporting organizations worldwide to better achieve their missions. For more information on NetSuite's corporate citizenship, please visit www.netsuite.org or follow us on Twitter @NetSuiteOrg.
Today, approximately 24,000 companies and subsidiaries depend on NetSuite to run complex, mission-critical business processes globally in the cloud. Since its inception in 1998, NetSuite has established itself as the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud financials/ERP, CRM and omnichannel software suites for mid-sized organizations, large enterprises and divisions of large enterprises seeking to upgrade their antiquated client/server ERP and other systems. NetSuite continues its success in delivering the best cloud ERP/financials suites to businesses around the world, enabling them to lower IT costs significantly while increasing productivity, as the global adoption of the cloud is accelerating.
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