GiveCamp is coming to the UK!
Date: 21-23 October
“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. The only limitation is that the project needs to be completed in one weekend.
During Give Camp, developers are welcome to go home in the evenings or camp out all weekend long. Meals, snacks and soft drinks provided the entire weekend (Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon).”
Hope it is not raining that weekend. I cannot see too many people camping at the end of October but when have I been right?
GiveCamps are very popular in the US where a National GiveCamp day has been announced – yes you guessed 21st to 23rd October.
GiveCamp came from an idea of Chris Koenig, Developer Evangelist for Microsoft, as a way to try to channel the energy and passion of the local Dallas techie community towards something that would benefit local communities – the first GiveCamp was born under the name of “We Are Microsoft Charity Challenge Weekend” in January of 2008.
Forthcoming GiveCamps include:
- Pittsburgh GiveCamp – 07/15/11
- Charlotte GiveCamp – 10/21/11
- Orlando GiveCamp – 10/21/11
- UK GiveCamp – 10/21/11
I am not sure if the event will take place in London or somewhere else in the UK – future will tell. GiveCamp is also spelt two ways: GiveCamp or Give Camp. Do you know the correct spelling?