9.23.2010

Firefly Logic Organizes First Nashville GiveCamp

Firefly Logic, sponsors of the monthly Geek Social, is helping to organize Nashville's first GiveCamp as part of Microsoft's National Day of GiveCamp. GiveCamp matches local charities to teams of IT pros for a marathon weekend of coding to produce small, effective projects that the charities otherwise wouldn't be able to take advantage of.

Organizer Chris McPherson, Partner/Senior Software Engineer at Firefly, says, "If I know our Geek community, Nashville is a perfect fit for this kind of event and it's going to be a total blast..."

Nashville GiveCamp will be held the weekend of January 14-16, 2011, at a location to be announced.

Chris is looking for candidate charities, sponsors, and of course, coders and other geeks:
  • Charities with projects that a small (but mighty) team can pull off in a weekend.
  • Coders, designers, project managers, DBA's and mentors (We need Geeks!).
  • Event sponsors.
  • Organizers and folks who "get things done".
  • Food.
  • Caffeine.
  • Prizes and snacks to keep those dedicated teams working through the night.
  • Help getting the word out about GiveCamp.

If you know a company who might like to sponsor Nashville GiveCamp, or provide some of the items listed above, give them the heads up. If you're a coder, designer or other geeky type, get in the game! Know a great local charity with a busted website, running their membership database from a 1991 educational copy of Excel? Hook 'em up!

For the most up-to-date news about Nashville GIveCamp, follow @nashgivecamp on Twitter.

Twitter hashtag: #nashgivecamp