If you could help an awesome organization using your professional skills would you do it? You have the opportunity to affect positive change and Website Weekend LA can help.
In October 2013, 53 volunteers came together to create websites for seven different nonprofits. Let’s do it again in October 2016. Interested in helping us do awesome work in the community? You can make a huge difference!
We will bring in non-profits and organizations doing great work in the local LA community and pair them up with teams of digital professionals. Then over the course of a weekend, these teams will collaborate and build something amazing for their organization that will help them grow their outreach and positively impact how they contribute to the community.
Let's connect and get the ball rolling!
Natalie MacLees is the Principal and Founder of Purple Pen Productions. She is also the co-lead for Girld Develop it's Los Angeles Chapter.
Alex runs a boutique digital marketing agency called DigiSavvy. He also runs a few WordPress meetup groups, consults with the Small Business Development Center, and occasionally teaches at Girl Develop it. He can normally be found helping Natalie out with her various hijinx.
A hackathon is an event in which programmers, graphic designers, content strategists, interface designers, user experience professionals, and project managers collaborate intensively on projects. [source]
Or as we like to call it: an event where people work together to find new solutions to a problem. [source]
If you are a working professional in the tech industry, you’re welcome to attend. If you’ve taken a tech class such as those provided by GirlDevelopit, or, have participated in a tech/design workshop you’re welcome to attend. The experience will sharpen your skills no doubt.
But even if you haven’t attended any of these events, you’re still totally welcome to join! Beginners are especially encouraged to participate, as are experienced technologists who are interested in sharing their knowledge and skills while working on projects that they are passionate about.
If you’re a professional working in any of the website-building related fields, then you’re needed! You’ll help guide the projects along and contribute to mentor less experienced participants.
We can’t make any guarantees, but your nonprofit is welcome to apply to have a website built during Website Weekend. Just head over to our Nonprofit Application page and get the ball rolling by completing that form. We’ll be in touch shortly afterward.
Not all of our projects will involve building out a brand new website from scratch. We’re also open to doing some much-needed work on existing sites. Just head over to our Nonprofit Application page and complete the form to get things started. We’ll be in touch shortly afterward.
Use your awesome skills for good and let's affect some positive change!