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AZ Give Camp Call for Volunteers

AZGiveCamp is a massive weekend event where the software development community comes together to support charities and non-profits by developing or improving their web sites and applications. It's fun, it's agile, it's geeky, and it's good for the community. More about AZGiveCamp here: http://azgivecamp.org/FAQs/FAQ.aspx

WHAT

We are in the process of identifying and selecting charities and are looking for Dev Leads and BA/PM Leads for each charity team.

The Dev Lead and BA/PM Lead forms the leadership team for each charity team, with immediate responsibilities including:

  • The Dev Lead will be responsible for partnering with the BA/PM Lead and the charity team to conduct requirements elicitation, draft a vision statement and develop the charity sponsor relationship to scope and commit to what the team hopes to accomplish the weekend of AZ GiveCamp.

 

  • The BA/PM Lead will be responsible for partnering with the Dev Lead and the charity team to conduct requirements elicitation, draft a vision statement and develop the charity sponsor relationship to scope and commit to what the team hopes to accomplish the weekend of AZ GiveCamp.

 

  • The Dev Lead and BA/PM Lead will be responsible for building a team of 3 to 5 additional volunteers to deliver the project over the weekend of AZ Give Camp. This means coding, building, configuring, testing, etc all weekend until the job is done.

 

  • The Dev Lead and BA/PM Lead will be responsible for self-organizing, mentoring, guiding and managing risk on the project team the weekend of the event from the evening of 5/21 through the afternoon of 5/23.

Note: While there will be plenty of room for creative license, the name of the game is scale so the vast majority of *new* charity work will entail the delivery of CMS using Sitefinity, Sharepoint 2007/2010, WordPress as the main delivery platforms. Exceptions can always be made so any ideas are welcome as long as they don’t entail re-inventing a wheel that already exists.

WHEN

May 21st - 23rd, 2010

WHERE

Chandler Senior Center

ACTION

Everyone in the community has an opportunity to make a visible impact on this event. If you are interested in volunteering to be a Dev Lead or BA/PM Lead please contact me here.

If you are not interested in the leadership role, but would like to be an individual contributor, register ASAP with a preferred team name and if you don’t have a team name yet, please enter “PCSUG” here and we can change it later: http://azgivecamp.org/Volunteer.aspx You will then be interviewed and matched with the appropriate charity team based on your skillset and interests.

*** IMPORTANT***

Please be mindful that regardless of role chosen, this is a hard commitment that you are making to be engaged and involved in this event from the time you volunteer through the evening of May 23rd. There will be ebbs and flows and periods of intense commitment. You are volunteering to make a marked impact on this event and giving up your entire weekend on the evening of 5/21 through 5/23.

OTHER WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE

  • Know of a killer charity that would kill for a CMS to get them up and running? Little r me and I will get you connected to our charity director. Please note that we are particularly interested in helping smaller, local charities and non-profits.
  • Have some Sharepoint licenses sitting around or have a connection with a friend at Microsoft to get some Sharepoint love to a charity in need? The more the merrier! Please contact me here.

Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to working with you to make the first AZGiveCamp a huge success!

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This post was mentioned on Twitter by rickggaribay: Local Microsoft MVPs are getting involved with @azgivecamp. Be an AZGiveCamp MVP by registering to volunteer: http://bit.ly/cpeLr3 #mvpbuzz
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