WINNER ANNOUNCED: What would you do with $5,000?
katyadee (1068)

Quick update on our Music Hackathon announcement: We've just heard from the judge, and we'll be announcing some time next week. We're sorry for the wait!

BUT, let me make it up to y'all. In the meantime, while we wait patiently...

Whoever gives me the most creative answer to the above gets a free subscription to our Hacker Plan for 3 months. You have until Sunday. Let's do this thing!

The winner of the 3 month Hacker Plan is @RockyKev!

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RockyKev (6)

Everyone's joke answer is pretty good. I can't think of any jokes. So I want to go with this:

Turn the $5000 into reward stipends for underprivileged kids in middle or high school. I used to volunteer at a nonprofit, working with these kids - teaching whatever they wanted to learn. Coding is exciting, if they had the mentorship.

I'm a story for that succsss. I was skipping high school, didn't have a job, and wasn't sure what to do with my life. A $100 stipend to attend 8 weekend classes (for Photoshop) was enough to encourage me to complete high school and be the second person in my family to go to college.

It's a low investment, and repl.it has such a low barrier to entry for coding, and it can change a bunch of lives.

katyadee (1068)

@RockyKev and the winner is...!!!

vedprad1 (691)

@katyadee : Have the winners for the music jam been announced, yet?

katyadee (1068)

@vedprad1 TOMORROW -- finally! We're so sorry for the long wait.