Ann Arbor Give Camp - WOW!

Wow!  Wow!  All I can say is WOW!

As one who helped organize this event (along with Microsoft's Jennifer Marsman, John Hopkins and Todd Bohlen) I was simply amazed, impressed and astounded about the weekend's events.  We had an awesome group of developers give up a beautiful July weekend in Michigan (and if you know Michigan, there haven't been too many nice weekends this summer) to come out and help charities solve their IT problems -- mostly by developing/enhancing a website or creating some kind of small data collection app.

While the majority of the weekend was head's down development, one of the best parts was Sunday afternoon where everyone (charities and developers) got together and showed the work that was done.  It was amazing to see the amount of work accomplished in a single weekend.  You've got to realize we had some charities come in with nothing -- no domain name, no website, no email, nothing! -- and walked out Sunday afternoon with a full CMS-backed website that allowed them to get their message out.  Awesome!

I can't wait to be a part of the next Give Camp!  Thanks to Jennifer for bringing me in on this.

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