Local Bay Area Developers Unite to Help the Community - February 15, 2011

 

Local Bay Area Developers Unite to Help the Community - February 15, 2011

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  National GiveCamp Planning event coming to San Francisco, February 15, 2011
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  GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where software developers, designers, and database administrators donate their time to create custom software for non-profit organizations. This custom software could be a new website for the nonprofit organization, a small data-collection application to keep track of members, or a application for the Red Cross that automatically emails a blood donor three months after they’ve donated blood to remind them that they are now eligible to donate again. The only limitation is that the project should be scoped to be able to be completed in a weekend.

Sign up here:

http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Give-Camp/

Where?

Right in the heart of San Francisco’s premier shopping venue – Market & Powell

Microsoft San Francisco
835 Market Street
7th Floor

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What I am looking for, besides developers, of course:

Role What they would do
Participant Coordinator This person would be responsible for recruiting developers, designers, dba’s  and other participants for the event. They would be responsible for putting together the communications for this group and work to assign them to charities once collected. An important aspect of this position is making sure that you have enough, b candidates on each team to prevent problems arising from lack of technical skill.
Charity Coordinator This person is responsible for identifying and qualifying charities and other non-profits for participation in the event. The big gotcha here is making sure that the development teams will have enough information to build something for the charity. The developers should get some 1:1 time with the charity reps at the beginning of the event, but the more pre-qualification can be done before the event the better.
   

But that is not all:

Role What they would do
Analyst Part of the charity pre-qualification involves learning about the charities that have applied and determining if the charity is a good fit for the event. Typical analyst duties include: (1) calling the charity to determine initial requirements and scope (2) writing up a summary of the charity? requirements for public consumption and team assignments (3) Serving as point of contact for that charity in communicating dates, times, and other charity responsibilities
Leader

Someone, or perhaps a few folks, to serve as spokespersons for the event. They would take on the accountability for making sure that the event actually happens, recruit other leaders, approve spending, etc. Basically this person is the central point of contact for the event.

   

  Contact Me if you would to volunteer
  Bruno Terkaly
Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation
bterkaly@microsoft.com
  • Hello Bruno,

    Has this event been cancelled? The BayNET site has a line that it has been cancelled. Too bad, if true. Please contact me if you want to make another go at it, or something similar.

    I like the idea of a weekend long hackathon, even if it is just for training.

    Thanks!

  • Hello Bruno,

    Has this event been cancelled? The BayNET site has a line that it has been cancelled. Too bad, if true. Please contact me if you want to make another go at it, or something similar.

    I like the idea of a weekend long hackathon, even if it is just for training.

    Thanks!

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