Community Partnership Development through Hackathons for the February 15th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, February 15th, Nonprofit Commons is happy to feature Lyre Calliope who will be discussing how hackathons can be used to develop community partnerships and for social good. Hackathons are a staple of open source development culture and have gained in popularity as marketing channels for businesses offering API (Application Programming Interface) products to software developers. At their best, hackathons represent opportunities for collaborative learning that spans communities. Hackathons are a core building block in modern civic engagement and he will share with us what he has learned thus far as a participant and organizer in holding hackathons for developing impactful community partnerships.


Bio:  Lyre Calliope’s mission is to assist in the emergence of a globally collaborative society. His first work experiences came as a volunteer for futures oriented non-profit  organizations where he was exposed to cutting edge thought leadership, technology, and had his first experiences as a community organizer. Lyre began applying these experiences in 2006 through work as a social media consultant in an Atlanta-based agency called ConceptHub where he learned how business ecosystems operate and just how challenging they can be when faced with change. In 2010 he cofounded C4 Atlanta, a non-profit organization dedicated to stewarding Atlanta’s creative economy by helping arts entrepreneurs build successful careers. Now in Boston, he’s turned his efforts toward growing an ecosystem of open innovation practitioners that learn and build in the Commons.


Join us in Second Life!


Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, February 15th, 8:30 AM SLT / PST

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater




  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central
  • 8:55 am Lyre Calliope: Community Partnership Development through Hackathons
  • 9:30 am Open Mic / Announcements


The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.

Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir