It's been a whirlwind 48 hours for Team Smiles! After participating in an 8-hour developing competition Tuesday night and pitching the application on Wednesday, Team Smiles was announced the winner of the innovation category and the overall grand prize at this year's ServiceNow CreatorCon Hackathon!
The Story Behind Team Smiles
The goal of the Hackathon is to stretch the boundaries of the ServiceNow platform. Team Smiles was formed with this goal in mind, but also the team wanted to make a difference. Working closely with our customer, the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), we decided to extend their passion for organ transplantation to fulfill wishes of children who have gone through or are going through the transplantation process. What better innovation could there be than giving a sick kid a smile and deliver happiness-as-a-service? Not only did members of the Linium team work with UNOS, but additional customers came together from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and National Gypsum all to build this app for the kids. This became far beyond using ServiceNow to change the way people work, but rather leveraging the power of the ServiceNow platform to change peoples' lives.
View UNOS Kid's Moments
Our application, UNOS Kid’s Moments, creates a social network in which companies, organizations or individuals can find local children who: 1.) are in need of a transplant; 2.) recently have gone through an organ donation; or 3.) have parents going through the transplant process. The core of the Team Smiles app is to help children in need make it through a very challenging time by granting their wish and putting a smile on their face.
To view an overview of UNOS Kid's Moments, click here.