Ever wonder what 100 developers could do with a weekend? How about build websites for 13 non-profits? That is exactly what is happening on the weekend of October 21 in Dallas Texas. The annual Dallas GiveCamp event pairs local charities with local developers to meet a great need in our community. The event started in 2008 at the WAM Charity Challenge Weekend, and in January 2011 joined forces with the International GiveCamp organization (http://www.GiveCamp.org) and now participates on GiveCamp Weekend where a similar event is being held in 15 cities all across the world.
Shawn Weisfeld the lead organizer of this year’s camp said “the small regional non-profit organizations are out there every day in our community making a difference. GiveCamp’s mission is to support them by providing free applications. In this age of Facebook and Twitter every non-profit needs a modern web presence that they can maintain. A website for a non-profit acts as the public face for their organization, at GiveCamp we can provide a much needed face lift or a complete overhaul in 2 days, something that would take the charity months to do during normal circumstances, well that is if they could find the budget.” He continued to say “the thing that I like best about GiveCamp is that it allows me to utilize my skills as a software developer, doing what I am passionate about, making great software, to give back to my community.”