The local software development community, in partnership with Microsoft, is throwing a Give Camp in Ann Arbor!
A Give Camp 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. In addition, Verio is offering to donate two years of free website hosting to non-profits who need it.
During the Give Camp, developers are welcome to go home in the evenings or camp out all weekend long! There will be food and drinks provided at the event. There will also be XBOXs set up for when you need a little break. It should be a lot of fun, for a great cause!
At the Give Camp, there is an expectation of “What Happens at Give Camp, Stays at Give Camp”. Therefore, all source code must be turned over to the charities at the end of the weekend (developers cannot ask for payment) and the charities are responsible for maintaining the code moving forward (charities cannot expect the developers to maintain the codebase).
The Ann Arbor Give Camp will be held the weekend of July 11-13 at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI.
Call to action: We are looking for developers, designers, and DBAs! If you are interested in participating and writing some code for charity, register at http://annarborgivecamp.org/DevRegister.aspx. Early registration really helps us, as we are deciding the number of charities we can help by the number of developers that are interested.
For more information, please check out our website at http://annarborgivecamp.org/ or contact me.