[development] Codeathon for Non-profits in Austin from Nov 21-23

David Timothy Strauss david at fourkitchens.com
Sun Sep 14 03:23:27 UTC 2008

Sorry for sending a sort of retraction but, just for now, hold off on making firm plans. I've been informed by the organizer that some aspects of the event may be affected by a sponsorship change. Please still email me if you're interested in attending.

----- "David Timothy Strauss" <david at fourkitchens.com> wrote:

> Drupalers:
> I'd like to invite Drupal developers interested in supporting
> non-profit causes to come to Austin for a Codeathon this November.
> Email me personally if you need a place to stay or would like
> consideration for flight sponsorship. Many of the NPOs we work with
> will be interested in Drupal-based and other open-source solutions.
> While I know there's a seemingly endless stream of paying Drupal work,
> it's sometimes nice to take a bit of time to just give back. People
> with the skills of the Drupal development community are hard to find
> at any price. Let's give non-profits a shot as some top-notch talent,
> if only for a few days.
> Thanks,
> David
> == The official invitation ==
> Supercomputing 2008 is coming to Austin Texas Nov 15-21.  As soon as
> Supercomputing ends we will be begin coding like rabid monkeys from
> 1pm
> on Friday Nov 21 til 1pm Nov 23.  By ending at 1pm our travelers can
> fly
> home that Sunday afternoon.
> We promise entertainment, food, fame, places to crash and time spent
> on
> some very worthwhile causes.
> There are only 3 rules for a codeathon:
> 1) must be Open Source
> 2) must be sponsored by a NonProfit ( not a 501c3 but an NPO or NGO)
> 3) must be a universal solution
> Last time we worked on a number of modules. (
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccDORj0syyE )  This year we are gonna
> kick it up a notch and try to at least match up the team leads with
> the
> NPO's beforehand to work on design online.   We are talking to some
> pretty well known ones but don't want to write them until we get
> official confirmation.
> We are putting together a new website at http://code-a-thon.org soon. 
> But for now you can see the old wiki at http://codeathon.pbwiki.com
> Programming committee:
> Erica O'Grady- fundraising goddess
> David Strauss - geek wrangler
> Silona Bonewald - NPO wrangler
> Joshua Gay - geek and NPO wrangler
> Michelle DeFrance - finance mistress
> Randy Zagar - infrastructure guru
> Doryan Rice - food and entertainment planner
> J Robinson Wheeler - video and streamcast crew lead

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