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I’ve heard good things about last year’s Kansas City event, and am excited that we’re doing it in St. Louis. Thanks to the organizers for this great opportunity to help out some good organizations…

Are you interested in volunteering your time and technical talent to help our community?

On October 16th through the 18th we have organized a local charity event called Coders 4 Charities.  This event will benefit many St. Louis-area non-profit organizations by providing them IT solutions that would traditionally be outside of their budget or that they might not know are even possible.  We are accomplishing this through the volunteer efforts of talented people like yourself.  We have identified 9 charities in need of support and worked with each of them to identify a tangible project which can be completed over the course of a weekend.  These projects include such things as website redesigns and extensions, internal applications to streamline record-keeping, network configuration and maintenance, automated invoicing, and the online acceptance of donations.

For us to accomplish our goal of helping our community by helping these organizations, we need your help.  Washington Universities CAIT center has donated the use of their classrooms around the clock from Friday evening October 16th to Sunday evening October 18th.  During this time we will have full access to their computers and internet connections (including wireless).  Each of their classroom computers is already loaded with many of the design and development tools and technologies we use regularly as part of our "day jobs".  Our goal is to gather volunteers who will be organized into teams that will work throughout this weekend to provide these solutions to these organizations.

We have some generous sponsors who are providing refreshments and meals throughout the whole weekend (i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner) and we have other sponsors providing some great prizes to be awarded at an awards ceremony on Sunday evening.

What types of people are we looking for?

We need many different types of skill sets with expertise in many disparate technologies.  From developers to designers and network engineers to project managers.  It takes a lot of people to implement great solutions and we are open to many people helping out for a good cause.  Most importantly we need enthusiastic people willing to work together with others on a team towards a common goal.  We need people who are willing to wear a lot of hats over short period of time and take the initiative to do what is necessary for your team to successfully help your assigned organization. 

How can you volunteer?  Please go to our website at and read the FAQ for answers to many of the commonly asked questions.   Then, if this sounds like something you are interested in, provide us with some basic information about yourself on our Volunteers page.  If you have any questions about this event that are not answered on our site, please do not hesitate to drop us an email at

If your organization is interested in sponsoring our event with food or prizes, please have them contact us at

Thank you for your support,

Coders 4 Charities St. Louis Organizers

Posted on Saturday, September 19, 2009 7:39 AM | Back to top

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