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365 Connect to Help Make the World a Better Place with Sponsorship of Geeklist #Hack4good Event in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 365 Connect, the New Orleans-based, award-winning online technology platform provider for the multifamily housing industry, announced today its sponsorship of Geeklist #Hack4Good, a global event taking place in tandem around the world onsite and online, in 50+ cities. 365 Connect will be the sponsor for the New Orleans' event team.

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The Geeklist #Hack4Good series focuses solely on uniting the world's greatest expert engineers, designers, product builders, and entrepreneurs to help make the world a better place by developing applications for humanity. Featuring more than 5,000 leading developers, designers and product leads, participants will present ideas, form teams and build projects using each of their individual strengths in software development, technology and entrepreneurship. The Geeklist #Hack4Good will kick-off on February 7 and run around the clock worldwide until February 9.

"We are excited to have 365 Connect as a sponsor for the Geeklist #Hack4Good Event to be held in New Orleans," said Staacy Cannon, the New Orleans Ambassador for Geeklist and the organizer of #Hack4Good in New Orleans. "New Orleans has consistently been named as one of the top cities for technology startups, entrepreneurs and social innovations. Having a Geeklist #Hack4Good event in our city is another major achievement for our entrepreneurial community. 365 Connect is not only one of our homegrown technology companies, but a local success story, advocate and champion of our technology community. 365 Connect has grown from a start-up into a national company that has brought home 15 technology awards to date, a shining symbol of what is being accomplished here. Their sponsorship of this event demonstrates their continuing commitment to our city and its technology community."

365 Connect President and CEO Kerry W. Kirby stated, "365 Connect is excited to play a part in the sponsorship of this worldwide event that showcases the dedication of our technology innovators to do something good on a global level. Since 365 Connect's founding 11 years ago, we have watched New Orleans reinvent itself into one of the hottest cities for entrepreneurs and technology innovators to build and start businesses. With our national reach, we want to set an example that great technology, capable of doing great things, is being created right here in Louisiana. The inclusion of New Orleans in this global event amplifies our message across the world that the 'Silicon Bayou' is alive and well, and open for business. We want the local technology community to know that we stand ready to support them, as they are a vital part of the new economy that is pushing our city into the national spotlight."

Cannon added, "For all those unfamiliar with #Hack4Good, its purpose is to work for Humanity, striving to find solutions to improve the lives of citizens and solve global problems. #Hack4Good is truly a global event with teams from Paris, San Francisco, Los Angeles, NYC, Moscow, London, Tel Aviv, Cincinnati, San Diego, Minsk, and Santiago all hacking together for 48 hours to come up with solutions to some of society's most challenging problems." Previous #Hack4Good projects include solving some of society's most serious problems and challenges like disaster communication, autism learning, hunger, earthquake emergency solutions and more.

"As a proud New Orleans-based company, 365 Connect is honored to be part of this wonderful event and contribute to this global cause. 365 Connect will continue to foster new technology into the marketplace by supporting our technology and entrepreneurial community," Kirby said.

About Tech Geeklist: Geeklist is a vibrant platform for geeks to discover, connect and share the great work they have done and who they did it with. Developers worldwide, and their work, are nowhere to be found or discovered. We change that. Completely. In Geeklist we provide the global developer community a place to get credit where credit is due. A place to share their resources and links with each other, get High Fived, earn GeekCred, build their own connections and join in Geek communities, all in a completely integrated social manner. Born in San Francisco, we are now in 174 countries and have ambassadors in cities around the world sharing the Geeklist story at a meetup, hackathon or event near you. For more information visit: www.Geekli.st

About 365 Connect, LLC: Founded in 2003, award-winning 365 Connect is the industry leader in designing and delivering an array of online platforms that work in unison with each other to market, lease and retain residents in multifamily communities. The 365 Connect Platform interfaces with social media, management software, marketing platforms and a host of other third-party applications. It prides itself in being one of the most integration-friendly platforms in the industry and has proven to be so effective, that it has also gained acceptance with government programs in affordable housing. 365 Connect designs technology to enhance not only the user experience for property managers, but also prospects and residents that utilize its platforms to locate, lease and live in multifamily communities nationwide. Explore: www.365connect.com

Media Contact: Media Relations, 365 Connect, LLC, 504.299.3444, [email protected]

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