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Speakers:      Allison Weatherly, Stephen Parac, Alex Geoffrey, Lynne Swartz

First Questioner: Jon Ruiz

Coordinators:             Joel Korin and Paul Thompson

This program will be livestreamed on City Club of Eugene’s Facebook page

Did you ever pull an all-nighter?   Members of the tech community still do.  They spend 48 hours over a weekend using their expertise, creative solutions for local organizations.   Groups who have benefited from this effort include NAACP, Parenting Now!, Egan Warming Center, Trans*Ponder and White Bird Clinic.

At this program you will hear from Allison Weatherly of the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO), who runs the annual Hack for a Cause event.  You will also meet a representative from the team Quack for a Cause, a winning team of UO students; the Executive Director of Parenting Now!, and Stephen Parac, a dedicated committee member. You will learn about the many opportunities to be involved in this community event.  Come on out because one of your favorite non-profits could benefit from the innovative tech community.

Allison Weatherly: Events & Marketing Manager – Technology Association of Oregon

Allison was drawn to Oregon over 20 years ago. She joined TAO in August of 2016, merging her tech and education backgrounds. Allison has helped shape the Elevate program with SWV’s TAO, showcasing career opportunities to students in Lane County. She was also a key player in bringing the Apprenti program to Oregon, yet another marriage of tech and education.

Representative of Quack for a Cause: Alex Geoffrey

Representative from Parenting Now!: Lynne Swartz

Representative of Hack for a Cause Steering Committee: Stephen Parac