Lansing GiveCamp 2010

For the second year in a row, geeks came together in Lansing for the weekend to code for charity at the Lansing GiveCamp.  The event was again held at the Impression 5 Science Center.  (If you’re not familiar with the concept of a GiveCamp, check out http://givecamp.org or the various posts at http://blogs.msdn.com/jennifer/archive/tags/Give+Camp/default.aspx.)  One new…

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Grand Rapids Give Camp 2009

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 an application for the Red Cross that automatically emails a blood…

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Columbus Give Camp 2009

Multiple nonprofit organizations have asked me why developers would give up a weekend to help them, no strings attached.  It’s hard to say until you’ve experienced a Give Camp.  The uncertain coming together on Friday night, not knowing what to expect…the gradual understanding of the project and your teammates…the friendship that develops over silly jokes…

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Michigan Give Camp in Ann Arbor 2009

Last weekend was another powerful, moving experience at the second Give Camp in Ann Arbor.  I blogged from the event on Friday and mentioned some of the cool new things at this year’s Give Camp (showers, a popup camper, a source control server, and live streaming), but that doesn’t even begin to summarize the event. …

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Live Blogging from the 2009 Give Camp

Today, we kicked off simultaneous Give Camps in Ann Arbor, Columbus, and Knoxville!  I’m at the Ann Arbor camp.  At this location, here is the breakdown of technologies used on our 16 projects for nonprofit organizations.  DotNetNuke – 5 ASP.NET – 2 WinForms – 1 Joomla – 6 WordPress – 1 Ruby – 1 There…

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Upcoming Give Camps on July 17-19: Geek Out for a Good Cause!

Those of you who know me well have probably heard me gush about Give Camps at one time or another.  If you haven’t, take a minute and read last year’s Ann Arbor Give Camp writeup or Lansing’s Give Camp summary.  In those posts, I link to a bunch of other people’s posts on the events…

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Lansing Give Camp 2009: Coding for Charity!

I am truly proud of the amazing people in our software development community.  The Lansing Give Camp was an inspirational weekend of coding for charity.  The Lansing Give Camp was held April 24-26, 2009 at the Impression 5 Science Center (which was an extremely cool venue…the science exhibits were a fun backdrop).  There were 70…

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Ann Arbor Give Camp

I am truly fortunate to be part of such an amazing developer community!  I am still reeling from the passion that I experienced at the Ann Arbor Give Camp last weekend.  The Ann Arbor Give Camp was a weekend-long codefest where developers, designers, and DBAs volunteered their time to create websites and applications for non-profit…

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Register for the Ann Arbor Give Camp!

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…

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