SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 3, 2013) - Gandi, a leading domain name registrar and cloud-hosting provider, today announced it will award free hosting to the top projects from this week's #hack4good, held in 20 cities around the world including San Francisco. #Hack4good was created to unite the geeks of the world with the goal of leaving humanity a little better off than it was before.
Organized by Geeklist, the first social network dedicated to "developers and the tech community," #hack4good will bring together more than 800 developers, network and system administrators, project managers and designers for three days of hacking.
Throughout the year, Gandi strives to support many projects across the world in order to show that alternatives to existing monopolies do exist. By sponsoring #hack4good, Gandi is showing its support for a community that holds the power to change society for the better with innovative tools and technologies.
Cedric Leroy, in charge of Gandi partnerships, said: "An army of geeks, willing to devote their skills to helping those in need, is a cause Gandi must support. Hack4good is an incredibly representative event that shows the ways geeks can change the world. If only given the resources, they can do great things. And at Gandi, we have the resources to help."
Gandi is also honored to be providing the top three participants from each city (over 60 projects) the web hosting necessary to implement the projects launched at #hack4good.
Founded in 1999, Gandi is a major international domain name registrar and cloud hosting provider. Gandi manages more than 1.4 million domain names and around 250 extensions. Offering a world-class alternative to purely commercial registrars, and a low-cost, innovative, cloud hosting platform, Gandi provides hosting for a community of people working on technology that enables the Internet for business, while also advocating for the free and unrestricted sharing of information and the promotion of the respect of individual rights. Organizations that Gandi.net supports include Creative Commons, EFF, and Students for Free Culture, among others. You can follow Gandi on Twitter @gandibar. For more information, please visit: www.gandi.net or call 410 429-7402.