Monday, April 23, 2012

Colorado GiveCamp, Spring 2012

There are those that do, and those that don’t. Seldom do you get an opportunity to help those in need, now is your chance. For the third time in my life, I’m part of a GiveCamp, a weekend long event where Developers, DBA and other technologist gather to work for charities. Now is the time show where you fit, Walk the Walk, or Talk the Talk.

That intro might have been harsh, nonetheless when you have Colorado charities, asking for help because they don’t have the infrastructure, the funding or the personnel, I’m lost for words. In the past, we have given food banks a facelift online, we have introduced an original application in efforts to assist combating human trafficking, we have written applications for non-profit organizations for blind children, youth mentoring and service programs for boys and girls.

The next iteration of GiveCamp in Colorado will be held in Greeley Colorado, May 4th – 6th, 2012. We have received several requests from area charities, requesting for assistance. We can’t help them all – unless we have the skill set from volunteers. We are looking for an array of talents.  Obviously, we can use developers, developers from all walks of life, C#, PHP, Ruby. If you have experience with Content Management Systems, have some knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash or Silverlight. We can work with various databases, platforms and frameworks. However, it doesn’t have to stop there. If you are more involved in everyday business, we also need Project Managers, Technical Writers and Software Testers. You don’t have to be technical to volunteer; you can imagine the three day event can require lots of hands. You can register now, and volunteer for GiveCamp.

You can get all the details of Colorado GiveCamp on our site or you can register directly on our event page. Consider it, but don’t think about it too long, Colorado charities need our help

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