Score Some Karma and Code For Good
The internet has been evolving at a rapid pace over the past few years. Gone are the days of static pages with miles of text; now we surf in a YouTubed Facecrack of a Blog-centric internet.
A lot of sites, however, still rely on what I like to call "piss poor design". Unfortunately some of these sites are worthy charitable organizations that might not have the budget for a Web 2.0-ized overhaul. Competing for the almighty donation can be hard when people aren't able to find the PayPal button, so Code For Good has been organized to help put the awesome back into the charities.
On Saturday, July 28th, teams of 5-8 people will be assigned a charity for which they will design a functional and manageable, and have 24 hours to do it. It's all for a good cause, so the "winners" of the competition will receive a pat on the back for a job well done. It'll be up to the charities whether or not they choose t o use the newly designed sites as their new home portals, but it's safe to say that if some talent enters the pool, more than a few organizations will walk away extremely happy and thankful for the fruits of the volunteers' labor.
Similar to TOJAM, teams will all meet in a single location and pump out the code. Teams must have 5 to 8 members who'll manage the tasks of programming, graphic design, HTML/CSS, usability analyzing and content writing. It's up to the individual charities to keep their teams fed, hydrated, and most importantly, motivated.
Registration is open from now until June 30th so if you need to bump your karma back into the black, or if your charity's site resembles a 12 year old's MySpace page, register toutes suite!
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