Local Bay Area Developers Unite to Help the Community – February 4-6, 2011

  National GiveCamp 2010 coming to San Francisco, February 4-6, 2011
  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.

Volunteers are presently entering their needs.

Charity Mama Hope is a non-profit organization focused on building self-sufficient communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mama Hope partners with Community Based Organizations and invests in projects that provide their communities with food, water, health care and education. Mama Hope's successful projects to date have directly benefited over 55,000 people.

Mama Hope Website: mamahope.org Email: info@mamahope.org Phone: 415-986-3310

Work Requested Would like a iPhone/Android app - Create a 3D, virtual donation page, where people can click on certain objects to donate.

SF GiveCamp Site

When – February 4, 6pm to February 6th 3pm 



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

Microsoft San Francisco
835 Market Street
7th Floor


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

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

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