Redmond, WA.—Mel DePaoli, president of Omicle LLC, participated in Seattle’s first GiveCamp. Similar to a Startup Weekend, but GiveCamp is for non-profits focusing on solving one specific challenge they were facing regarding technology in one weekend, 48 hours straight.
DePaoli worked with three teams on three completely different challenges:Hearing Speech and Deafness Center (HSDC) on understanding social media and the use of contact forms, Alliance of Nonprofits on a phone app, and the Washington Poison Control Center on restructuring their website.
“This was my first experience with this type of event and I had a blast,” DePaoli says. She continues, “The energy, people, resources, productivity, as well as the lack of sleep made this an amazing event that I am grateful to have been a part of. I look forward to participating in future events.”
The next GiveCamp event will be called Social Media GiveCamp; dates, venue, and details coming soon. The Social Media GiveCamp will be focused on getting the best social media experts, speakers and developers together for a weekend of hands-on efforts to help as many nonprofits as possible.
For nonprofits that have a social media project that they would like help with please visit this link http://bit.ly/gaw7qi and add a project. Feel free to share this information to everyone you know. Follow @SeattleGiveCamp on twitter for more information.
Here are some GiveCamp videos from the weekend and interviews with the organization representatives. Read about Ms. DePaoli’s #SeaGiveCamp experience on her blog. Make sure you also check out the photos on the Omicle Fan Page.