5310 Burnet Road, Suite 106
Austin, Texas 78756

October 13-15th 48-Hour Code-A-Thon!

Hey programmers and designers are you not satisfied with politics as usual? Come help us create something better! Create Open Source Advocacy tools for Non-Profits!

Come gather with us for a weekend of coding and fun! Stop by for a few hours or play with us all weekend long. We'll have activities and surprises every few hours to keep everyone in motion.

The goal here is to quickly implement some new features in Drupal (http://www.drupal.org) These modules will be of use to many nonprofit organizations, and in particular will help kick start the League of Technical Voters web interface. The League of Technical Voters is an organization based on the idea that geeks, who are not often politically active, can be a powerful force for change for the better. These tools will be used to help bring politicians, geeks, and the media together in an effective manner.

We'll start things off on Friday from 7-10pm with some short classes to introduce PHP-based Drupal and its structure. Then teams will select modules and features and run off to design and build them. We need a wide range of programming abilities, as some modules only need to be incorporated into the website structure, some need to be fixed, while others need to be written from scratch. This is free form built on the concepts from http://barcamp.org. We will also need designers for the website itself. They will be meeting this Saturday the 1st at Spiderhouse 6PM to discuss preliminary design issues. And then finalizing some design issues on Friday the 13th from 6-10pm. Some designers will also hang around on Saturday the 14th to help out the programmers with accessibility issues! (one of our goals is to make the pre-existing code base handicapped accessible.)

There will be plenty food, drink and entertainment all day and through the night.

This is a BYOlaptop event! We will have tools and environment CDs ready for Mac, PC and Linux.

Join us, and help change the world!

(wiki password for editing is "transparency")

Official Website: http://lotv-lockin.pbwiki.com/

Added by unwiredben on September 28, 2006