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XO Group Inc. And AngelHack Partner For Exceptional Nonprofit Hackathon To Benefit Millions Of Women And Teens

More Than 300 Hackers Compete to Develop Innovative Applications to Help Four Nonprofit Organizations

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XO Group Inc. and AngelHack have partnered with four nonprofit organizations—Wish Upon a Wedding, New Course, Day One and Step Up Women's Network (SUWN)—to host a first of its kind hackathon to help improve the lives of women and teens around the world. Hosted at XO Group Headquarters in New York, Hack Upon a Cause: Powered by XO Group Inc. kicks off on Saturday, February 8th at 9 a.m.

"We are thrilled to host such a unique and meaningful technology-driven event at XO Group," said Rob Fassino, Chief Product Officer, XO Group Inc. "Not only will this hackathon affect the lives of millions of people thanks to the charities it will help, it will also give developers a chance to be creative and use cutting-edge technology. That's something that is a core focus for us at XO Group Tech, and I'm excited to see it come to life this weekend."

Each nonprofit organization will have an opportunity to express their needs to a diversified audience of passionate developers and designers to help create sustainable technological solutions within 24 hours. Consulting with XO Group and AngelHack, each nonprofit has thoughtfully prepared a brief to present to developers. Each brief will contain a challenge that will be solved by the developers during the weekend:

  • SUWN will be presenting a brief to address the lack of a "safe" forum for mentors and mentees to interact after mentoring events on a mobile platform.
  • Wish Upon a Wedding will be asking for a redesign of their website. Thanks to the generous partnership with 99Designs, the redesign is well underway and will be completed over the competition.
  • New Course will present multiple application ideas that include: asking women what they need; training, tools and knowledge; prioritizing areas for intervention; and raising awareness.
  • Day One, a dedicated nonprofit driven to ending dating abuse and domestic violence through community education, supportive services, legal advocacy and leadership development, is seeking an app that will facilitate relatable content, a messaging platform and a safety plan.

"AngelHack's team is delighted and honored to be a part of this event. We value the trust that our partners at XO Group have given us and are excited to bring our developer community to an event where they can make a strong and immediate impact for these nonprofits," said Sabeen Ali, CEO and president, AngelHack.

The event will be held February 8 - 9. For more information and to purchase tickets to the event, visit http://xogrouphackathon.eventbrite.com/.

About XO Group Inc.
XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), is a global media and technology leader devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between, providing young women with the trusted information, products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives. Our family of premium brands began with the #1 wedding brand, The Knot, and has grown to include WeddingChannel.com, The Nest, The Bump and Ijie.com. XO Group is recognized by the industry for being innovative in all media – from the web to social media and mobile, magazines and books, and video – and our groundbreaking social platforms have ignited passionate communities across the world. XO Group has leveraged its customer loyalty into successful businesses in online sponsorship and advertising, registry services, ecommerce and publishing. The company is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (XOXO) and is headquartered in New York City. Follow XO Group on Twitter @xogroupinc.

About AngelHack
AngelHack unites developers around the world in a massive hackathon where they can learn interesting developer tools, start new companies, and even win prizes and funding for their ideas. AngelHack Spring 2014 brings together 6000+ developers across 35 cities for the world's largest hackathon. The top teams worldwide will be entered in HACKccelerator and receive 12 weeks of expert mentorship before being flown to Silicon Valley to showcase their work to investors and media at AngelHack's Global Demo Day. On average, 30% of finalists will find funding and move on to become groundbreaking startups. AngelHack also provides enterprise and corporate hackathon planning services.

CONTACT:
Carly Zipp 
Public Relations Director 
XO Group
(212) 515-3505
[email protected]

Jessica Smith
AngelHack
925-997-2283
[email protected]

SOURCE XO Group Inc.

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