Monthly Archives: July 2011

Chronicle of Philanthropy mentions Michael’s winning hack

The top award went to a website called, a service that lets people attach a fund-raising appeal to their e-mail signature.

Michael Nutt, the creator of DonorSig and co-founder of the company Movable Ink, said he became involved with Hacking Education when a friend invited him to a 10-hour “hackathon” organized by DonorsChoose in New York City.

“Developers are clearly interested in donating their time to good causes, and it’s just a matter of making it easy to contribute and coordinating events,” said Mr. Nutt in an e-mail. “Also, having Stephen Colbert award the trophy doesn’t hurt.”

Stephen Colbert crowns Michael Nutt “Big Winner”

Our own co-founder, Michael Nutt was awarded the Big Winner trophy by Stephen Colbert for his project at DonorsChoose’s Hacking Education event!  We are proud of Michael for building a great tool for people to easily promote charitable projects.

Thanks also go to DonorsChoose for throwing a great event!  Get your own DonorSig here:

The winner of Hacking Education: A Contest for Developers and Data Crunchers is…

Michael Nutt of New York City!

Michael developed an app that enables anyone to easily display a dynamic classroom project listing in an email signature. Contest judges Arianna Huffington, Fred Wilson, and Wendy Kopp selected Michael’s creation as the Big Winner. Stephen Colbert then presented the Big Winner trophy to Michael on the set of The Colbert Report.

Stephen Colbert awards Michael Nutt prize

Hacking Education Winner

A few weeks back while the rest of New York City was enjoying a beautiful sunny day, our co-founder, Michael Nutt, spent all Saturday at General Assembly building something cool and useful for the Donors Choose Hackathon.  He also presented the Movable Ink API which he used for the project.  Here is the end result:

We’re proud of Michael and all the developers who spent the day hacking on behalf of DonorsChoose. Congrats all around!

Today we were delighted to learn that DonorSig is the winner in the Ruby category. The finalist will be selected in a few weeks and crowned by the illustrious Stephen Colbert.