With an amazing set of speakers filling up a packed agenda, there really is so much that you can learn at WooConf – no doubt attending the event will leave you in a far better position to build your business, whether you are a store owner, developer or both.
What you may not know, however, is that by being in Austin for WooConf you will also have an opportunity to give back to some amazing non-profits in a very real and tangible way.
This year, Austin will be holding the city’s first do_action WordPress Charity Hackathon – do_action is a single day where the WordPress community comes together to build brand new websites for local non-profit organizations. For this event, there will be 10 Austin-based organizations that will be benefitting from the work that the community puts in for them, with all the websites being started and completed in one day.
The first do_action WordPress Charity Hackathon took place in Cape Town, here’s the video recap to give you just a little taste of what to look forward to:
This is a really great opportunity to use skills that you already possess to enable a few deserving non-profits to serve their community even more effectively. The great thing about an event like this is that we are not only looking for developers!
The teams that will be building the non-profit websites all need a combination of a Project Manager, a Content Creator, a Social Media Manager, and a Designer, as well as Developers. That makes getting involved in the event even easier than ever, no matter what your skillset is.
If you would like to be involved in do_action then you simple need to sign up with this form where you will be able to select the non-profit that you would like to work with as well what your role on their build team will be.
do_action will be taking place on Friday, April 8 from 8am until the end of the day – that’s the same day as the WooConf workshops but the workshops have limited attendance (and are indeed already full). If you’re looking for something different to do on the day, or you would rather use your time to give back to the local community, then do_action is the place for you.
The event will be taking place at Vuka, which is only a short distance away from the rest of the exciting WooConf activities.
The non-profit organizations that we will be working with on the day are:
North Austin Community Media (aka KXPE-LP)
The Blood Center of Central Texas
Refugee Services of Texas
Circle of Health International
AIDS Services of Austin
Texas PACE Authority
Day With Daddy
Austin Kids First
Breakfast, lunch and a celebratory supper will be provided, as well as tea and coffee throughout the day, so you’ll be kept fuelled and active as you help these great organizations boost their online presence.