On April 26-28, the NERD Center was home to New England GiveCamp, a weekend non-profit hack-a-thon. With 130 volunteers from across the New England technical community – including 40 who set up tents to camp out all night – the event donated technical and design expertise to 23 charities across New England. The volunteers worked on projects such as new and revamped websites, branding, collateral, and more.
One such non-profit was Catching Joy, an organization that promotes volunteerism among children as young as in 1st and 2nd grades. Past GiveCamp events have created their website, brochures, and business cards. This year, Catching Joy partnered with GiveCamp on a special service project for One Fund Boston and the MIT Officer Sean Collier Fund. Along with the $1,000 collected from a raffle, Catching Joy led a card-making activity to thank the heroes from the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Celebrating its 4th year, GiveCamp 2013 was made possible through the efforts of co-organizers Jim O’Neil, Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, and Kelley Muir, product manager at ektron and founder of Float Left Labs. More photos of the event can be seen here, along with an awesome time-lapse video.
Next year’s GiveCamp will be held on April 4-6 at the NERD Center.