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Doctors, Engineers, and a Wedding Dress Maker Design a Better Ebola-Proof Suit

Chocolate sauce, it turns out, is an important weapon in the ongoing fight against infectious diseases

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To properly fight Ebola, you have to dress the part.

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Hackers Unite to Build a Better Breast Pump

Inspired by moms’ frustration, MIT hosted a hackathon to create a quieter, comfier, cheaper version of today’s clunky breast pumps.

Even this baby is surprised there's not a better breast pump on the market. Photo by Che-Wei Wang

More than 150 engineers, coders, designers, lactation specialists, maternal and pediatric health specialists, marketing professionals, moms and dads gathered at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s “Make the Breast Pump Not Suck!” hackathon last weekend. Organized by the MIT Media Lab, the much-hyped event was meant not only to spark technical innovation in the design of these famously bulky gadgets, but also to facilitate a conversation about breastfeeding itself, something that has become somewhat of a social taboo.

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This post is brought to you by GOOD, in partnership with Purina ONE®

Hey, dog lovers! Are you a designer, coder, or a big thinker? Join us on Dec. 7-8 at GOOD HQ for the Karma Rescue Redesign, a hackathon to help shelters shine online, hosted by GOOD and Purina ONE.

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Hacking Energy Culture: Join a Hackathon with GOOD at MICA

Next weekend, GOOD is bringing designers, developers, educators and storytellers together to rethink our global relationship to energy.


Next weekend, we're bringing designers, developers, educators, and storytellers together to rethink our global relationship to energy. GOOD's Hacking Energy Culture hackathon, organized by Senior UI Designer Doris Yee, will be held February 8 to February 10 at Maryland Institute College of Art.

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Portlanders, Join a Hackathon for Public Schools on June 2

Calling all developers and designers in Portland: Put your skills to good use at this one-day event to help local schools.

GOOD Ideas for Cities hosted an event in Portland, Oregon earlier this year, assigning each of six creative teams to one of six challenges facing the city. One of those challenges came from Portland Mayor Sam Adams, who asked how the city's public schools could be better supported by the local community. A team from Wieden + Kennedy tackled that challenge, presenting several ideas for how to get the 85 percent of Portland's population without school-age children more involved in public education.

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