Computer geeks have been stereotyped for years as single-minded techno-junkies who care about nothing else but the latest e-gizmo. It's a shame. I believe some of us geeks are committed to the greater good and would love to give back to their communities. It's just been hard for us to come up with a way to apply our passions and gifts in a philanthropic effort that is uniquely our own. Well, some friends of mine in Kansas City have hit upon a great idea and have set out to make a difference through a very special event.
Coders For Charities is a 3-day charity event, running from April 25th through 27th, that pairs charities with local software developers. Charities often do not have the funds to implement a new website or intranet or database solution. Software developers often do not volunteer for charities because their skills do not apply. This event is the perfect marriage of these two needs; software developers accepting the challenge by volunteering their time to help charities, who can better serve their community though the latest technology!
If you would like to be part of this special event, please register at http://coders4charities.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org! I hope to see you there!