Designathon/Codeathon 2.0 – Austin April 14th-15th

Warning – geek posting today. Via whurley and silona, if you are a programmer and want to dig into some fun non profit projects, consider attending the Codeathon in Austin on April 14th and 15th.

Designathon/Codeathon 2.0 — Help build open source web apps for non-profits!

This April, put your stunning design skills to use for charity! Designathon/Codeathon 2.0 is the second in a series of volunteer events based in Austin, Texas to help build usable, accessible, open source web tools for use by the non-profit community.

Full text of the email after the jump.

Designathon/Codeathon 2.0 — Help build open source web apps for non-profits!

Hey Web Programmers and Designers,

Mark your calendars! This April, put your stunning design skills to use for charity! Designathon/Codeathon 2.0 is the second in a series of volunteer events based in Austin, Texas to help build usable, accessible, open source web tools for use by the non-profit community.

After our first, highly successful Codeathon in October we received a flurry of feedback asking for the date of the next one. If you missed our renowned, inaugural event, here’s your chance to participate! These are productive but FUN events, featuring unique food and plenty of entertainment to keep things interesting. This is an opportunity to spend time collaborating and networking with some of the region’s brightest and most interesting design and development talent, while focusing your skills toward something good for the world! Video footage can be found on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccDORj0syyE.

The Designathon will take place first, on April 14th-15th, laying groundwork in terms of functional, UI, and technical design. The Codeathon will take place April 21st-22nd, at which programmers will implement designs created at The Designathon, or other designs of their own choosing.

Designathon/Codeathon 2.0 is being sponsored by the League of Technical Voters <http://leagueoftechnicalvoters.org >, a non-profit organization focused on creating web tools to get individuals more effectively involved with the political process, and Knowbility.org <http://Knowbility.org> , a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing accessibility of web applications for people with disabilities.

Visit the event wiki at http://codeathon.pbwiki.com for details and to sign up.