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Colorado GiveCamp: It’s A Wrap!

Give Camp Fall 2012 Voluteers

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!

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