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SnapCamp in Boulder – All for Good and Lots of Fun

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I think Boulder is one of the absolute best places to start a tech company. The depth of talent and overall strength of our tech community here is superb. It turns out that makes it a great place to start a community-based tech nonprofit startup, too. I’ve written before about SnapImpact’s great work in making doing good easy. Having already created the first volunteering app for the iPhone, they’re started taking on some additional challenges.

Specifically, their developers got the attention of All for Good, a Silicon Valley-based project that managed to make data-sharing agreements with all the major volunteer data providers in the US – not an easy feat. Over the past year, they’ve built the US’s biggest database of volunteer opportunities and are the back-end for the serve.gov website. The SnapImpact crew has been given the go-ahead to create All for Good version 2.0.

They’re kicking it off with SnapCamp on Feb 19-21, an intensive weekend event for non-profit stake-holders, developers, designers, marketing gurus, startup geeks, and anyone else who wants to make it easy for volunteers find ways to contribute. Of note to developers, v2.0 will be utilizing Scala/Lift – with full support of the Lift community and Dave Pollak, it’s creator.

SnapCamp is taking place in the TechStars Bunker and is being fully sponsored by All for Good. I encourage you to show up, have some geeky startup fun, and do something really big with your weekend. Sign up at Eventbrite: http://snapcamp.eventbrite.com.

  • http://www.helpfulhoopla.org James Poole

    I agree. Technology seems like it should be able to overcome some of the issues that keep people from volunteering.

    I'm a little far away to make the SnapCamp, but here in Central Florida, we built an online quiz to help match people's interests with volunteer opportunities. Keyword searches for opportunities don't always do the best job.

    Hit the contact us form on the page if anyone at All for Good wants any info about what we did.

    http://helpfulhoopla.org/my_hoopla.html

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