Developers are joining the relief effort in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines last Friday, killing an estimated 10,000 people and devastating the country. Worldwide developer community Geeklist organized a global #Hack4Good hackathon this past weekend, working with the Philippine government to create and rapidly deploy apps and tools to aid in the relief effort.

So far, projects like Rescue Coordination (using the hashtag #RescuePH), area-based relief coordination and a Facebook donation app are already up and running.

Projects are ongoing, and the hackathon is still looking for more developers and designers to help complete projects.

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Rob Marvin has been covering the software development and technology industry as Online & Social Media Editor at SD Times since July 2013. He is a 2013 graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with dual degrees in Magazine Journalism and Psychology. Rob enjoys writing about anything and everything, from features, entertainment, news and culture to his current work covering the software development industry.