Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Giving back through code

I just got a note from Ali Daniali who is at the Flex 360 conference right now in Seattle. Ali has been running the Flex Code Jam, which has gotten a bit of mention in blogs, but I wanted to call it out specifically. Ali really wanted to find a way to give something back to the non profit world and pull a group of developers together to do it.

So he's organized a coding event at Flex 360 to pull some folks together to build a Flex based Virtual Food Drive application for a charity called Northwest Harvest.

Here are a couple of links:

And by the way, Ali runs our Seattle Flex User Group. - http://www.flexilicio.us/blog/

I love this concept and think that combining coding and charity makes a lot of sense. Special thanks to all the sponsoring organizations and most importantly all the folks participating in this!

1 comment:

Ali Daniali said...

Here are some stats from the project:

-69 Hours of Continuous Development

-5681 lines of Code

-18 Developer contributors in Source Control

-32 Registered for the Event

-Est. man hour expenditure 1055 MH (85%)
@ average bill rate of $150 per MH

- $158,250 Value Contribution to the charity!