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The folks at the Central Maryland Association of .NET Professionals have announced that they will hold their first GiveCamp event, October 21st-23rd, 2011. They’re also going to do some pre-planning with the non-profits and charities who will participate, with a Business Analysis day on June 4th, 2011.
For folks who’ve never experienced a GiveCamp event, it’s three days of intense coding and teamwork to help local non-profit and charity organizations that are in need of some development skills to better fulfill their missions. GiveCampers work in teams to assist their assigned organization with a given task, such as building a basic website (often using a CMS such as SiteFinity or DotNetNuke), or updating an existing site with additional functionality.