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Charity - IT Weekend

Charity - IT Weekend

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When:

  • Fri 27 Feb ’15, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Sat 28 Feb ’15, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 1 Mar ’15, 9:00am – 5:30pm

Where:

Servcorp, Level 16, 157 Lambton Quay, Wellington

Restrictions:

All Ages

Website:

charity-it.org

We are excited to annouce our first Hackathon for 2015 will be happening in the Capital on the weekend of 27 February - 1 March!

To get amongst this event register here today - we are not accepting registrations through meetup.

Event Details

Charities need help with their IT systems and they need you! In one weekend, you can make a difference by using your IT skills to solve a problem which would make charities' day to day operations more efficient.

Some of the potential activities you could be doing may include:

- modernising a charity's website
- provide guidance around an existing technology platform which a charity could benefit from
- optimising an existing IT system
- adding new functionality to an website/application
- developing a proof of concept for a charity to trial to support a funding application

The end result of these activities will make a huge difference to a charity.

So why take part?

This is an opportunity for you to:

- use your skills for good cause and make a difference
- network with like-minded people
- test or try out new skills
- get outside of your comfort zone

Just one weekend's worth of your time can be hugely beneficial to charities.

Charities:

- Able Pet Care
-Kiwi Community Assistance
-Big Brothers Big Sisters
-Nature Through the Arts

Agenda:

Friday
5:30pm-7.30pm: Charities pitch their IT project Afterwards, volunteers will form teams by picking which project they wish to work on. These teams will work together with a representative of the charity over the weekend.

Saturday
9:00am: Teams start working to solve their chosen charities problems. Mentors will support the teams and help to provide guidance for a solution that could be implemented within the weekend.
12:00pm: Team updates followed by a networking lunch and exchange of ideas.
5:00pm: Nibbles and drinks to finish the day.

Sunday
9:00am: Start Day 2.
12:00pm: Further team updates followed by a networking lunch.
4:00pm: Presentation of the team projects.
5:30pm: End of the hackathon, nibbles and drinks to celebrate.

There will be an ample supply of coffee and tea available throughout the weekend.

Proudly sponsored by:
Servcorp
Psoda
Snapper

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