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New England Give Camp 2011


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At a Glance

When: April 29th – May 1st, 2011

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, developing a logo or other graphical assets, or implementing a little bit of office automation? If so, New England GiveCamp can come to your rescue!

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!

Two dozen area New England charities benefitted last year, now’s your chance!

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.

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 on the New England GiveCamp web site and Eventbrite registration page. Your logo will also be prominently displayed at the event.

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

Follow New England Give Camp on twitter at @NEGiveCamp

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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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