On behalf of Catching Joy, Inc., we thank everyone- planners, technical volunteers, non-technical volunteers, non-profit representatives and sponsors- who helped make New England Give Camp 2010 a huge success! This first GiveCamp was held from Friday, June 11 through Sunday June 13, 2010 at the the New England Research and Development Center (aka NERD) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Microsoft donated space in their facility for the duration of the event, which drew 24 non-profits and about 100 New England technical professionals as well as many additional volunteers. Participants brought sleeping bags and tents and truly make it a camp experience, if we slept at all!
GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where technology professionals including designers, developers and database administrators as well as marketers and web strategists donate their time and unique talents to provide software solutions for local charities and other non-profit organizations. Since its inception in 2007, the GiveCamp program has provided benefits to over 150 charities, with volunteer-time donations exceeding the equivalent of $150,000 in services! For more information, see www.negc.org.