The first Southern Maryland GiveCamp is happening this weekend at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary’s City for the benefit of 19 local non-profits. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of a GiveCamp, the web site sums it up but here is an excerpt:
GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where software developers, designers, and database administrators donate their time to create custom software for non-profit organizations. This custom software could be a new website for the nonprofit organization, or a small data-collection application to keep track of members. The only limitation is that the project should be scoped to be able to be completed in a weekend.
The Southern Maryland GiveCamp is being put together by Jim Pendarvis, who is putting an enormous amount of work into it. I had planned to participate but events have conspired to prevent that, although three of my Zekiah co-workers will be there.
Jim still needs volunteers. If you are a developer in the Washington, DC area, I strongly encourage you to volunteer your time (technical and non-technical volunteers are being sought). In addition to helping the community, you’ll also get the added benefit of spending the weekend in one of the most beautiful locales in the region.