[LRUG] Any nonprofits need a volunteer team to build them a Web App

Samuel Joseph tansaku at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 00:04:16 PST 2015

Hi LRUGers,

Just wanted to say thanks again for passing on our non-profit/charity 
form.  Several charities came and pitched IT projects in person at a 
joint MakersAcademy/AgileVentures Charity Jamboree.  Hastily recorded 
video of that event at the link below. I was impressed with the well 
articulated projects from each of the organisations that attended:


Two charities got selected by teams of Makers students and those 
students have been working closely with those charities over the last 
two weeks as part of their Makers Academy final projects.  The results 
of their work will be presented at the Makers Academy graduation this 
Friday if anyone is interested:


We're planning to hold a similar charity jamboree every 6 weeks so that 
Makers students continue to get experience working with real customers 
as part of their bootcamp experience.

The next one will be on Wednesday Feb 18th, and any charity group 
interested in signing up can use the same form as before:


Agile Venturers from around the world continue to collaborate via remote 
pair programming on a number of charity projects and if you're 
interested in contributing please sign up at http://agileventures.org

Also, if anyone can tell me which charity/non-profit email lists my 
earlier email got forwarded to I can post directly there when searching 
for charities in need of IT solutions rather than bothering LRUG members 
in future.

Many thanks in advance

> On 31 October 2014 08:43, Sam Joseph <tansaku at gmail.com 
> <mailto:tansaku at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Just a quick follow up on this to say thanks to all the LRUG
>     members who
>     forwarded this on to non-profits and charities.  We've had a big surge
>     in requests as a result, so much so that we've had to put up a form to
>     handle all the incoming requests:
>     http://bit.ly/AgileVenturesNonProfitSignup
>     If there are any other charities and non-profits interested in working
>     with us, please do direct them to that form and we'll do our best to
>     respond to them ASAP.
>     And of course do our best to see if we can't use Ruby as part of the
>     solution that helps them overcome their IT challenge :-)
>     Many thanks again
>     Best regards
>     Sam Joseph
>     On 21/10/2014 14:27, Sam Joseph wrote:
>     > Hi all,
>     >
>     > Is anyone working with a non-profit or charity group that is
>     interested
>     > in having a web app built for them?
>     >
>     > Our Agile Ventures group has been coordinating volunteer
>     learning coders
>     > to work for free on non-profit and charity projects for the last 18
>     > months.  One of the main things that was built during this
>     period was a
>     > rails project called LocalSupport, an open source directory of
>     > non-profit orgs.  It's currently being used to run Harrow
>     Community Network:
>     >
>     > http://www.harrowcn.org.uk
>     >
>     > If there's anyone from the non-profit or charity sector who needs
>     > anything built please don't hesitate to put them in touch with
>     me, Sam
>     > Joseph - sam at agileventures.org <mailto:sam at agileventures.org>
>     >
>     > http://www.agileventures.org
>     >
>     > CHEERS> SAM
>     >
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