A couple weekends ago another Colorado Give Camp was brought to a close, this time in the picturesque town of Colorado Springs.
If you haven’t ever participated in a Give Camp the basic premise is a bunch of developers, project managers, and designers show up, are assigned to a non-profit charity, then spend the entire weekend building a (sometimes custom) solution for them. At the end all work is turned over to the charity at no cost to the charity.
Give Camp is a great way to network, learn something new, and just have fun working on a project that you can feel all warm and fuzzy about.
At the end there were also several awesome prize giveaways including a year free of PluralSight training, books, Git/GitHub training, and free software.
This was my third Give Camp event and they just keep getting better and better. As a developer pulling marathon coding and designing sessions are exactly my cup of tea.
Here’s a list of charities we helped over the course of the weekend:
First Congregational Church PreSchool: a non-profit that provides low cost high quality early childhood education to kids between three and six.
Stepping Stones of Windsor: a non-profit that provides emergency monetary assistance to people who have a notice of eviction or utility shutoff.
Mile High Weimaraner Rescue: a non-profit organization operated solely by volunteers dedicated to the welfare of the Weimaraner breed.
Pikes Peak Children’s Museum: non-profit group founding a new children’s museum to open in Colorado Springs with a goal open date of December 31, 2014
There were a lot of familiar faces and some new.
If you’re thinking about volunteering another camp is slated to happen in Spring 2013, location TBA.
Be sure to follow @COgivecamp on twitter check the website at coloradogivecamp.org.
See you next time!