Please help me to become a future coder


My name is Zachary Dorcinville and I am excited to share with you I have been selected as a Youth Participant this summer at the #YesWeCode Hackathon in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 3 - 6, 2014 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center during the Essence Festival.

Qeyno Labs is powering the Hackathon in partnership with #YesWeCode - a national initiative to teach 100,000 low-opportunity youth to code. The #YesWeCode Hackathon will bring together nearly 200 of the tech industry’s brightest developers, designers, and influential business professionals working alongside 50 high potential youth to solve problems with the goal of transforming their neighborhoods into thriving communities where everyone experiences success regardless of race, gender, abilities or other factors. The Hackathon will focus on the following tracks: education, environmental sustainability, restorative justice, music/entertainment and health/wellness. At the end of the #YesWeCode Hackathon, participants will walk away with a sense of accomplishment, inspired by experiencing what is possible when brilliant people get together to solve problems.

As a Youth Participant, I will join a team of professionals in the technology field to learn best practices, designs and ideation to create an app or website that is a minimum viable product.

The event sponsors have are providing lodging and meals to all Youth Participants and thier family members during the Hackathon. However, the organization is not responsible for travel expenses. Therefore, I am asking for financial contributions to cover this expense. The total cost of my of my travels for me and my family will be
$ 3,700.00

My participation in this Hackathon will allow me to join a growing population of innovators and network with other like-minded individuals nationwide. Essence Festival attracts nearly 500,000 guests per year and aims to create a tech village to educate its guests in the latest technologies. I am honored to be selected as a Youth Participant and look forward to your support in this opportunity.

Thank you in advance for your commitment.
Zachary Dorcinville


 See top
  • www.healey 
    • $100 
    • 74 mos
  • Carol Frazier 
    • $25 
    • 75 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 75 mos
  • Decker Ngongang 
    • $25 
    • 75 mos
  • Debra Gittler 
    • $20 
    • 75 mos
See all


Zachary Dorcinville 
New Windsor, NY
  • #1 fundraising platform

    People have raised more money on GoFundMe than anywhere else. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case that something isn’t right, we will refund your donation. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more