Student Coders From 6 Nations Hack for Holocaust Survivors
The Fellowship | April 22, 2021
“There were no prizes; it was just people volunteering to create products for the benefit of mankind,” says Lion Ben-Ness Vanunu, CEO and founder of Brave Together, the Israeli nonprofit that initiated the annual hackathon last year at multinational corporation Synamedia’s R&D center in Jerusalem.
“Our NGO’s main goal to inspire people to look at Holocaust survivors as heroes and to look at their stories not as a history lesson but as a springboard to activity,” Ben-Ness Vanunu tells ISRAEL21c.
Two of the products answered a need expressed by organizations that work with survivors for user-friendly, sophisticated solutions to recruit, match, and manage volunteers and reward their efforts.