This past weekend, I got to cover GlobalHack's first ever Code with a Cause at CIC. A room full of 80+ people gave up their entire weekend to solve problems with St. Louis non-profits. Just to put their awesomeness into perspective, the participants could have been out celebrating Mardi Gras or watching the opening of the Olympics, but instead chose to give their weekends to a cause bigger than themselves.
A standout moment from the event was the emphasis on solving 'with' rather than solving 'for.' It's so easy to go into service with the mentality of the savior, but much more rewarding and productive to work alongside the people who have already been pushing the cause for a long time.