Starting Date: 11-18-2009
Ending Date: 11-19-2009
United StatesThe 2009 Nonprofit Software Development Summit will be the third annual convening of people and organizations developing software tools, web applications and other technology to support social justice causes. Bringing together a diverse range of users, developers, technologists, managers, eRiders, integrators and other practitioners who self-identify under the umbrella of “developing nonprofit software”, the 2009 DevSummit will provide an opportunity both to gather as a community and to take stock of the field, while building connections and capacity.
The event will target a range of audiences, including users who know what they still need developed, developers writing code to support nonprofit needs, integrators deploying tools for nonprofit and social justice organizations, and individuals who just care about seeing better technology developed to address the broad range of issues we face as a global community.
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Goals of the Dev Summit
The Dev Summit will have as its primary goals the following:
To convene and strengthen connections between the networks of stakeholders in the nonprofit software ecosystem, providing a fun and creative environment for celebrating successes and leadership in the field.
To share skills and knowledge in a highly collaborative, peer-to-peer fashion.
To map and discuss what is available and what is missing across the nonprofit software landscape in specific software “verticals”, and to posit solutions for addressing the gaps.
To offer a point of entry for software developers interested in offering their skills to nonprofit sector.
Help Us Develop the Agenda!
The agenda will take a concrete and hands-on approach to topics and challenges, focusing on transferring skills and process knowledge in interactive and fun ways. Panels and slideware will be in short supply as with any Aspiration event, supplanted by participant-driven collaborations and small-group formats.
And as with all Aspiration events, the agenda will be extremely participant-driven, developed in collaboration with participants and session facilitators in the time leading up to and during the Summit.
We invite you to check out the latest Session List on the wiki, and to add your own session.
We thank everyone who helped to make past Nonprofit Software Development Summits a huge success, and we look forward to hosting the best one yet!
Geographical Scope: National