"Design for Good": A non-profit hackathon

The Bloomington IXDA is proud to partner with ServeIT of Indiana University SoIC for it's first "Design for Good" full-day hackathon! This will be a six hour design/development volunteer event, where we will create teams of people to help create a web presence for a local non-profit organization: the Non-Profit Alliance for Monroe County! To give you an idea of the current state of affairs, check out their site.

During the hackathon, we will invite organizers and leaders of the NPA in to speak and tell us more about their organization. Treat this as a real stakeholder meeting! You'll get crucial insights and information to bring their website to life. We'll also have additional guest speakers that will provide some motivation to complete the challenge.

Lunch will be provided, and the event will conclude with a celebration/post-mortem at Yogi's down the street on 10th. We hope this will be a fun, exciting and motivational day for all who attend and participate.

 

 

 

To sweeten the pot, we'll be raffling off two books courtesy of Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, who I'd like to announce as a permanent sponsor to our group. All participants will receive a discount code for use on their store website.

ServeIT partners connects non-profit companies to IU students and community members in order to provide best in-class service to organizations that need it most. For more information on this great organization, check out their website.

For now, please RSVP to this event. Please also note if you are interested in development or design of the site, as this is how we will create teams. If you have any questions or concerns or suggestions for how to make this event a success, please let us know!

Tarun Gangwani
Jessica Falkenthal
Matthew Hottell (ServeIT Administrator)

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  • Bonnie L.

    Tarun,
    If they're going to want to customize a WordPress.org site, they'll have to sign up with a host. Do we need to worry about that? It takes a day (usually) to get that set up depending on who you use.

    March 2, 2013

    • Bonnie L.

      OK — we probably won't need to change. We'll find out tomorrow.

      March 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Glad everything worked out alright in this respect! Well done with your design today, it was great to see what a seasoned design team can accomplish in such a short window of time!

      1 · March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Glad I got to work with such a talented and motivated group of people! Kudos to all!

    2 · March 3, 2013

  • Doug J.

    Really great event! I learned so much about Wordpress! Glad I could help NPA!

    2 · March 3, 2013

  • Adam F.

    This was an awesome event! I look forward to the next one!

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Justin S.

    Great event for a good cause. Great location and delicious food too!

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • Jessica F.

    Regarding parking for the event- the residential area west of Woodlawn Ave, the streets are free on weekends. The streets north of the Informatics Building- Cottage Grove Ave & 11th Street are public. The Fee Lane Garage is free on weekends on weekends too. It's less than a 5 minute walk to the Informatics Building.
    If you have any questions that come up before the event, tweeting me at @jfalkenthal will get the fastest response!

    March 3, 2013

    • Nicholas B.

      Is the Fee lane garage the one attached to the back of the graduate side of the business school?

      March 3, 2013

    • Jessica F.

      Yes, yes it is

      March 3, 2013

  • Vinod P.

    I'll be there soon !!!

    March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I had to change my RSVP to not coming. Had a lot of stuff just land in my lap that I need to do. Have fun!

    March 2, 2013

  • Poppe S.

    :( have to work on stuffs. Have fun and do Good, guys!

    March 2, 2013

  • Justin S.

    Design

    March 2, 2013

  • David Allen M.

    Wish I could make it but I'm just too busy. Looks like you have an all star cast best of luck to all.

    March 2, 2013

  • Nathan B.

    I'm interested in both development and design.

    February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interested in design. ^^

    February 28, 2013

  • Pari R.

    I'd like to help with the design

    February 28, 2013

  • Dan H.

    Speaking of design, would it help to arrange to make some design assets available ahead of time? Is there a logo? Or maybe some stock photography?

    February 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Good call. Same goes for all other content. I'm sure this has already been discussed, but just to be certain, what about the site content is going to change, if any at all?

      February 26, 2013

    • Tarun G.

      Thanks for asking -- the NPA has actually provided all of this for us. Requirements are mostly set and there is some good information regarding inspiration to look out for during our design session. For the sake of pure collaboration, I think it would be better to wait until the afternoon of, so we all go into it with a fresh perspective. There are logos and other assets for us to use to get started.

      If you guys feel differently, I can share the link. Curious to hear other thoughts.

      As for immutability, the client and our expertise suggests we'd do a design based on a CMS platform, Wordpress or Drupal (which ever we have more skill in).

      2 · February 26, 2013

  • Bonnie L.

    Steve and I would both like to attend so we're checking in with our bbsitter. Their site needs help:)

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Dan H.

    I can design, or dev, depending on needs.

    1 · February 25, 2013

  • Poppe S.

    Excited to be a part of this!

    February 25, 2013

  • Nicholas B.

    I have to choose Dev *or* Design?! Say it ain't so, Doc! Say it ain't so! If I have to choose one, I'll choose Dev.

    February 18, 2013

    • Tarun G.

      You can jump back and forth! Just which are you more privy towards. Thanks.

      February 21, 2013

  • Jordan B.

    Dev

    1 · February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dev

    1 · February 19, 2013

  • Laura

    IA / content strategy

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • Chris B.

    Design.

    1 · February 11, 2013

  • Tee B.

    design

    1 · February 11, 2013

  • Vinod P.

    I like to attend this and will try my best to attend this one.

    February 11, 2013

  • Tarun G.

    Can't make it for the whole afternoon? No problem -- all perspectives and participation is welcomed! We just want to help this organization out =)

    February 11, 2013

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Our Sponsors

  • Inkd

    Inkd sponsored our first meetup event which paid for logistical support!

  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers

    Raffle giveaways and a discount code to their store!

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