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New England Give Camp 2010


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At a Glance

When: June 11th-13th, 2010

Where: Microsoft New England Research and Development Center, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Contact Email: negc2010@hotmail.com

Twitter: @NEGiveCamp

Coding for Charity

New England GiveCamp is a charitable event at which software developers, designers, and other technical volunteers donate their skills and expertise to support area non-profit organizations.

During GiveCamp weekend about 100 software professionals from around New England will converge in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to develop pro bono custom software solutions for multiple New England charities.

Three Ways to Participate

Non-Profit Organizations

Has your organization been struggling to establish a web site? Do you need help setting up a registration list, keeping track of donations, or implementing a little bit of office automation? If so, New England GiveCamp can come to your rescue!

We are currently soliciting non-profit organizations across the region to identify software projects that can be completed during the weekend coding effort at New England GiveCamp.

Visit the Non-profits page at the New England GiveCamp web site to get an idea of the types of projects that are candidates for GiveCamp — then submit your own project for consideration. If you need help defining your project, let us know; we have volunteer business analysts that can help!

Volunteers

Volunteers are the life-blood of GiveCamp. Regardless of your technical background or the amount of time you have to contribute, there’s a place for you to help. If you’re a technical professional that can set aside the entire weekend, we invite you to work as part of a development team assigned to a specific non-profit’s project. All experience levels and technology backgrounds are welcome.

If you can’t commit for the entire weekend, or if you’d like to help in a non-technical capacity, there’s plenty of other options to participate in this event—both on site and as part of the planning effort.

See the Volunteers page on the web site for ideas on how you can contribute, and look for the registration page around mid-April.

Sponsors

An event of this scale requires significant coordination and financial support. Microsoft has already donated use of its facility for the entire GiveCamp, but there are a number of other ways you can help.

Sponsorships are needed to cover meals, snacks, and drinks for the volunteers on site at the three-day event, as well as to defray costs for supplies, giveaways, and other miscellaneous expenses.

As a sponsor, you will receive recognition at the event itself as well as on the New England GiveCamp web site. Your logo will be featured on the event T-Shirt and prominently displayed at the event.

Please visit the Sponsors page for more information and to discuss with us various options to contribute to this unique event.


For More information, To Help, Volunteer, or to Sponsor, please visit http://www.newenglandgivecamp.org

 

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About Geoff Varosky
Geoff Varosky is a Senior Architect for BlueMetal Architects, based out of Watertown, MA. He has been architecting and developing web based applications his entire career, and has been working with SharePoint for the past 13 years. Geoff is an active member of the SharePoint community, Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, co-founder for the Boston Office 365 Users Group, co-organizer for SharePoint Saturday Boston and speaks regularly at SharePoint events and user groups.

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