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Only 3 rules for a Codeathon

 

1) must be for Open Source

 

2) must be for a Non-Profit

 

3) must be a Universal solution

 

 

 

 

 

News:

05.02.08 First announcement was made at BarcampPortland by Dawn Foster!

06.10.08 Codeathon was moved to November to be attached to the Supercomputing conference in Austin Texas.

 

 

About the Events:

Codeathon 3.0 is the third in a series of volunteer events to help build usable and accessible Web 2.0 tools for non-profit organizations!

 

All of our development will be open source, and built for general use by non-profit organizations (as opposed to being custom-built for a specific organization).

 

These will be productive but fun events, with some unique food and entertainment provided to keep things interesting. This is a great way to spend time with a lot of other smart, interesting techies while putting your skills towards something good in the world! A first successful codeathon was thrown in October -- you can see videos from the event on YouTube (thanks Kai!).

 

 

You can find out additional details using the "SideBar" navigation menu to the right.

 

 

What will be accomplished?

Quite a bit!

 

With a 48hr codeathon, that's the equivalent of one full-time workweek. With multiple people collaborating, each project can receive a few man-weeks of effort, which is a substantial amount of time. Try to get the design done here or on a wiki in advance. Please be sure to at least register your Project here!

 

 

Some small projects may actually be completed in this timeframe. Obviously this isn't enough time to build and polish a larger software project -- but it is enough time to form a team and generate momentum and motivation. We will provide web tools to facilitate ongoing collaboration on projects, encouraging codeathon participants (or other future volunteers) to continue them.

 

At the last codeathon, we made substantial progress on a number of projects. These are listed on the previous codeathon's wiki.

 

 

Questions?

For general event questions, contact the event organizer, Silona Bonewald Silona@silona.com

 

Brought to you by The League of Technical Voters a 501c3 (your sponsorship may be tax deductible!)

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