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.
Any 501(3) can apply to participate in Give Camp. Accepted non-profits will be matched with a project liaison prior to Give Camp who will help them shape their project and answer any critical questions to ensure the weekend is a success.
For volunteers, Give Camp provides a unique opportunity to connect with the local tech community. A typical Give Camp draws 75 to 100 volunteers. Individuals can work with their colleagues in company teams, or they can opt to be matched with fellow volunteers who have complementary skill sets.
At 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 nonprofits at the end of the weekend (developers cannot ask for payment) and the nonprofits are responsible for maintaining the code moving forward (nonprofits cannot expect the developers to maintain the codebase).
Would you like to be part of this experience? Applications are open for non-profits, volunteers, and we’re still looking for sponsors! We hope you'll join us.