In May, a couple hundred technologists, child welfare experts and foster youth gathered on the grounds of the White House for the first foster care hackathon to reach such national prominence.
During the last hour of the two-day event, Rafael López, who leads President Obama’s Administration for Children, Youth and Families, offered a chance for participants to share their commitments in regards to fomenting increased use of technology in child welfare.
One of the hands that went up was that of Gladys Carrión, who leads New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (SCS). Carrión promised to organize a hackathon of her own.
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