Stuttgart 2018

8 September 2018 at RegioHelden GmbH

The first do_action Stuttgart Hackathon for local nonprofit organizations will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018. This will be the first do_action event in Germany!

do_action hackathons are community-organized events that are focused on using WordPress to give deserving charitable organisations their own online presence. Each do_action event includes participants from the local WordPress community coming together to plan and build brand new websites for a number of local nonprofits in one day.

Who can participate?

Each such website will be built by a team of 6-8 people in the following roles:

  • Project Managers
  • Designers/ Graphic Artists
  • Content Writers
  • Social Media Professionals
  • Developers
  • QA Testers

So, if you’re from the greater Stuttgart area and have with some expertise in WordPress, copywriting, design, social media or even just an interest in WordPress, you are very welcome to come and participate.

What do participants get?

You get to come together and

  • Work in teams, learn from each other, and share knowledge and skills,
  • Help extremely worthy local causes benefit by getting an expertly crafted website,
  • Oh, and we’ll have fun and make new friends while we’re about it!

Your meals and refreshments throughout the day will be taken care of and we’ll get you some great swag to take back with you.

For NGOs/ Non-profits

If you’re a charity or non-profit organisation you don’t need to allocate some of your already hard-stretched funds for what would probably be a low-budget website. By participating in this event you have the chance to get a well designed and expertly developed new website, created by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team of volunteers, for absolutely nothing – freeing up your limited funds to be spent on your primary cause – and in a single day, so no long drawn out projects that sap your time and energy and will be finished “sometime soon”!

To participate just fill in the application form at the end of this page.

At least one representative of your non-profit organisation or charity will have to be present during the hackathon and will be a part of the team building the website. Any representatives will also be given free training on using WordPress through sessions and workshops during the day.

Sponsorships

We’re also looking for sponsors for making this event successful. We expect a participation of about 40 people depending on the number of websites we build during the day.

In return:

  • You can display 1 roller-up banner at the event venue.
  • We’ll add your logo to the sponsors list on this page.
  • We’ll make social media announcements before, during and after the event.
  • You can distribute your custom branded swag to the participants.

If you are interested in supporting do_action Stuttgart as a supporter, we’d love to hear from you: doaction@wp0711.de.

Montreal 2018

20 October 2018 at Shopify
do_action_mtl happening on 20 October

do_action_mtl is back for a second instalment! This year’s hackathon for Montreal non-profit organizations will take place in the Shopify offices on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

do_action_mtl is a community-organised hackathon focussed on using WordPress to give local non-profit organisations their own online presence. The one-day event includes participants from the local WordPress community coming together to plan and build brand new websites or improve existing sites for a number of local organisations.

Participating organizations will also get advice on how to best manage content and promote their vision to the communities they serve.

Websites created at our first hackathon:

Have a question? Reach out to us via email at doactionmtl@gmail.com

For all the latest news: Follow on Twitter, RSVP on Facebook

Applications for non-profits are now open! If your organization needs a new website or a revamp of your current website, please apply below for a chance to have one created for you by a team of volunteers from the Montreal WordPress community.

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do_action_mtl est de retour pour une deuxième édition! Cette année, le hackathon pour les OBNL Montréalais se tiendra dans les bureaux de Shopify, le samedi 20 octobre, 2018.

do_action_mtl est un hackathon organisé pour et par la communauté et sert à créer un site WordPress pour un organisme à but non lucratif leur donnant ainsi une présence sur le Web. Cet événement d’une journée rassemblera les membres de la communauté WordPress dans le but de planifier et de bâtir de tout nouveaux sites ou d’améliorer des sites existants pour une sélection d’OBNL locaux.

Les organisations participantes recevront aussi des astuces pour mieux gérer leur contenu numérique et partager leur vision avec les groupes qu’elles desservent de façon plus efficace.

Sites créés à notre premier Hackathon:

Avez-vous une question? Contactez-nous par courriel à doactionmtl@gmail.com

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Les demandes pour les organismes à but non lucratif sont maintenant ouvertes! Si votre organisation a besoin d’un nouveau site web ou d’une refonte de votre site web actuel, veuillez postuler ci-dessous pour avoir une chance d’en avoir un créé par une équipe de bénévoles de la communauté WordPress de Montréal.

Lagos 2018

14 July 2018 at Don Bosco House Iju Lagos
wordpress doaction hackathon lagos 2018

Do_action WordPress Lagos Charity Hackathon

Fancy working on projects that serves a greater (social) good? Well, the Lagos WordPress Community in partnership with the WordPress Global Foundation and How Do You Tech Ltd is organizing a 1-day hackathon (July 14, 2018) aimed at building useful websites for 5 duly registered non-profit organizations in the region that are impacting and inspiring lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

We are accepting Sponsorships

We are also looking for sponsors to make this event successful. We are having a participation of 60 people on the d-day, and will be building 5 websites. Sponsors for themes, plugins, refreshments, swags, t-shirts and any other expenses are welcomed.

In return:

  • You can have representation at the event, (as participants, not spectators, tasks will be assigned).
  • We will add your logo to the sponsors list on this page.
  • We will make social media announcements before, during and after the event.
  • You can distribute your custom branded swag to the participants.

Call for Non-Profit Organisations

Application is now closed. Want your non profit to participate? We look forward to opening this up to you again next year. Want to know when this event is happening in your city? Watch this space.

P.S: we only accepted registered non-profit organisations operating in or around Lagos.

Who Can Participate?

Each website will be built by a team of 4 – 8 people in the following roles; Project Manager, Designer, Developers (2), Content Manager, Social Media Manager and Quality Assurance Tester. All roles have been filled, we are no longer accepting sign-ups for participants.

Please Note: All teams members will be expected to work together before and during the event for the common good of the hackathon and the non-profits.

McAllen, TX 2018

22 June 2018 at Old Church Winery

CodeRGV and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce are partnering to host do_action on June 22-23, 2018. This Charity Hackathon is an initiative of WordPress, and provides the opportunity for the Rio Grande Valley Community to create websites for local nonprofit organizations. Five nonprofits will be selected to be the recipient of a completed website. This 24-hour event will be a platform for participants to work as teams, bringing their unique skill sets to the table.

Reasons you should participate!:

  • Utilize your skills to bring value to a local nonprofit
  • Develop an understanding of how to build a complete and targeted website
  • Learn new skills for your business
  • Improve your team-working skills
  • Make a positive difference in the RGV!

 

WHO’S INVITED TO PARTICIPATE?

EVERYONE Strong teams will be made up of Developers, Copywriters, Marketing Specialists, SEO Specialists, CEOs, Project Managers, Hobbyists, Students and people who like to do good and be challenged.

 

EVENT LOCATION

Old Church Winery

McAllen, TX 78501

 

EVENT DATES & TIMES

Starts June 22, 2018 @ 6:00PM

Ends June 23, 2018 @ 6:00PM

 

MATERIALS YOU NEED

Bring your LAPTOP, toothbrush, wear comfortable clothes, and bring a sleeping bag/blanket.

 

HUNGRY?

Meals, Snacks, and Drinks will be provided throughout the event.

Moscow 2018

21 April 2018 at Kovorking Kalibr
do_action-moscow

do_action Moscow hackathon is an event organised by Teplitsa of Social Technologies with support of WordPress Community Moscow.

do_action Moscow hackathon takes place in April 21-22 in the Kalibr coworking space and is considered to be the first do_action hackathon in Russia!

Local non-profits are selected to participate as a project leaders to plan and build new websites for their social and charitable activities. There are 6 non-profits to select to join the team for the hackathon.

Educational session for NGO employees

There is an educational session within the hackathon designed for NGO employees who want to learn and master WordPress and develop websites by threirselves. If you are skilled developer and like to work with beginners to teach them the basics of WordPress or you want to develop your own skills, we invite you to join this session.

Event information in Russian

Port Harcourt 2018

25 August 2018 at TBA

do_action_phc is going to be an annual event where our local WordPress Port Harcourt Community comes together to give back to the broader community of Port Harcourt and Nigeria by building websites for multiple non-profit organisations. All of the sites are built for free by volunteers.

do_action hackathons are community-organized events that are focused on using WordPress to give deserving charitable organisations their own online presence. Each do_action event includes participants from the local WordPress community coming together to plan and build brand new websites for a number of local nonprofits in one day.

Who can participate?

Each such website will be built by a team of 6-8 people in the following roles:

  • Project Managers
  • Designers/ Graphic Artists
  • Content Writers
  • Social Media Managers
  • Developers ( 2 or 3)
  • QA Testers

So, if you’re from in and around Pot Harcourt with some expertise in WordPress, or even just an interest in WordPress, you are very welcome to come and participate.

What do participants get?

You get to come together and

  • Work in teams, learn from each other, and share knowledge and skills,
  • Help extremely worthy local causes benefit by getting an expertly crafted website,
  • Oh, and we’ll have fun and make new friends while we’re about it!

Your meals and refreshments throughout the day will be taken care of and we’ll get you some awesome swag to take back with you.

For NGOs/ Non-profits

If you’re a charity or non-profit organisation you don’t need to allocate some of your already hard-stretched funds for what would probably be a low-budget website. By participating in this event you have the chance to get a well designed and expertly developed new website, created by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team of volunteers, for absolutely nothing – freeing up your limited funds to be spent on your primary cause – and in a single day, so no long drawn out projects that sap your time and energy and will be finished “sometime soon”!

To participate just fill in the application form at the end of this page.

At least one or two representative of your non-profit organisation or charity will have to be present during the hackathon and will be a part of the team building the website. Your representatives and your organization will also be given free training on using WordPress through sessions and workshops during the day.

Sponsorships

We’re also looking for sponsors for making this event successful. We expect a participation of about 50 – 100 people depending on the number of websites we build during the day.

In return:

  • You can display roller-up banner at the event venue.
  • You can have representation at the event.
  • Your representative will be recognized
  • We’ll add your logo to the sponsors list on this page.
  • We’ll make social media announcements before, during and after the event.
  • We’ll thank you publicly at the venue; during the event
  • You can distribute your coupons, custom branded swags or stationaries to the participants.
  • You’ll have a few minutes to talk about what your organization does

 

Right now, we are looking for non-profit organisations to apply to be a part of the day. Along with the website, selected organisations will receive WordPress training on the day of do_action so they will have all the skills they need to manage their new online presence.

To apply to be one of these organisations, all you need to do is fill out in the form below before 22 July 2018 – after that date, we will make our selections and let you know.

Note that we will only accept registered non-profit organizations for this event.


 

Harare 2018

28 July 2018 at Moto Republik
do_action Harare Photo

do_action Charity Hackathon is now in Harare! The event will be held at Moto Republik on 28 July 2018.

do_action hackathon is a community-organized event focused on using WordPress to give deserving charitable organisations their own online presence. Each do_action event includes participants from the local WordPress community coming together to plan and build brand new websites for a number of local nonprofits in one day.

Call for Non-Profit Organisations

Right now, we are looking for non-profit organisations to apply to be a part of the day. Along with the website, selected organisations will receive WordPress training on the day of do_action so they will have all the skills they need to manage their new online presence.

To apply to be one of these organisations, all you need to do is fill in the form below by 30 April 2018. After that date, we will make our selections and let you know whether or not your organisation has been selected to participate.

Note that we will only accept registered non-profit organisations operating in or around Harare.

Who can participate?

Each website will be built by a team of 6-8 people in the following roles:

  • Project Managers
  • Designers/ Graphic Artists
  • Content Writers
  • Social Media Professionals
  • Developers
  • QA Testers

So, if you’re from in and around Harare with some expertise in WordPress, or even just an interest in WordPress, you are very welcome to come and participate. A call for participants will be made as soon as the non-profit organisations are selected.

Sponsorship

We’re also looking for sponsors to make this event successful. We expect a participation of at most 40 people on the day, and hope to build 4 websites. Sponsors for hosting, themes, plugins, or any other expenses are welcome.

In return:

  • You can have representation at the event. (As participants, not spectators.)
  • We’ll add your logo to the sponsors list on this page.
  • We’ll make social media announcements before, during and after the event.
  • You can distribute your custom branded swag to the participants.

Sponsors can contact us on the email address: rodgersnigel(at)gmail.com

Managua 2018

7 July 2018 at CNU
do_action Managua 2018

Versión en español

The first do_action Managua Hackathon for Nicaraguan nonprofit organizations will take place on Saturday, July 7, 2018. This will be the first do_action event in Latin America!

do_action hackathons are community-organized events that are focused on using WordPress to give deserving charitable organisations their own online presence. Each do_action event includes participants from the local WordPress community coming together to plan and build brand new websites for a number of local nonprofits in one day.

Who can participate?

Each such website will be built by a team of 6-8 people in the following roles:

  • Project Managers
  • Designers/ Graphic Artists
  • Content Writers
  • Social Media Professionals
  • Developers
  • QA Testers

So, if you’re from in and around Managua with some expertise in WordPress, or even just an interest in WordPress, you are very welcome to come and participate.

What do participants get?

You get to come together and

  • Work in teams, learn from each other, and share knowledge and skills,
  • Help extremely worthy local causes benefit by getting an expertly crafted website,
  • Oh, and we’ll have fun and make new friends while we’re about it!

Your meals and refreshments throughout the day will be taken care of and we’ll get you some awesome swag to take back with you.

For NGOs/ Non-profits

If you’re a charity or non-profit organisation you don’t need to allocate some of your already hard-stretched funds for what would probably be a low-budget website. By participating in this event you have the chance to get a well designed and expertly developed new website, created by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team of volunteers, for absolutely nothing – freeing up your limited funds to be spent on your primary cause – and in a single day, so no long drawn out projects that sap your time and energy and will be finished “sometime soon”!

Get in at the beginning with this new type of WordPress Community event, which complements the more well-known and established community events, namely MeetUp Groups and WordCamps.

To participate just fill in the application form at the end of this page.

At least one representative of your non-profit organisation or charity will have to be present during the hackathon and will be a part of the team building the website. Any representatives will also be given free training on using WordPress through sessions and workshops during the day.

Sponsorships

We’re also looking for sponsors for making this event successful. We expect a participation of about 50 people depending on the number of websites we build during the day.

In return:

  • You can display 1 roller-up banner at the event venue.
  • You can have representation at the event.
  • We’ll add your logo to the sponsors list on this page.
  • We’ll make social media announcements before, during and after the event.
  • You can distribute your custom branded swag to the participants.

Pune 2018

24 February 2018 at REAN Cloud

Welcome to the first ever do_action WordPress Charity Hackathon in India held on 24th February 2018 at the offices of REAN Cloud in the heart of Pune.

What is do_action?

It is a one day hackathon where we aim to build WordPress powered digital presence for at least 5 NGOs/Non-profits.

Who can participate?

Each such website will be built by a team of 7-8 people in the following roles:

  • Project Managers
  • Designers/ Graphic Artists
  • Content Writers
  • Social Media Professionals
  • Developers
  • QA Testers

So, if you’re from in and around Pune with some expertise in WordPress, or even just an interest in WordPress, you are very welcome to come down and participate

What do participants get?

You get to come together and

  • Work in teams, learn from each other, and share knowledge and skills,
  • Help extremely worthy local causes benefit by getting an expertly crafted website,
  • Oh, and we’ll have fun and make new friends while we’re about it!

Your meals and refreshments throughout the day will be taken care of and we’ll get you some awesome swag to take back with you.

For NGOs/ Non-profits

If you’re a charity or non-profit organisation you don’t need to allocate some of your already hard-stretched funds for what would probably be a low-budget website. By participating in this event you have the chance to get a well designed and expertly developed new website, created by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team of volunteers, for absolutely nothing – freeing up your limited funds to be spent on your primary cause – and in a single day, so no long drawn out projects that sap your time and energy and will be finished “sometime soon”!

Get in at the beginning with this new type of WordPress Community event, which complements the more well-known and established community events, namely MeetUp Groups and WordCamps.

To participate just fill in the application form at the end of this page. (Applications are now closed and we’re selecting the charities for the hackathon.)

At least one representative of your non-profit organisation or charity will have to be present during the hackathon and will be a part of the team building the website. Any representatives will also be given free training on using WordPress through sessions and workshops during the day.

Sponsorships

We’re also looking for sponsors for making this event successful. We expect a participation of about 75 people depending on the number of websites we build during the day. While our venue and internet is already sponsored by REAN Cloud, we’d still need some funds (not a lot) for meals/refreshments, swag, etc to create a great experience for everyone involved.

We’ve worked out the approximate event cost (on the higher side) to be ₹1,50,000 (approx. $2400). Whatever surplus we end up with will be donated to some of the participating charities. As soon as we reach this amount (through individuals or organisations), we will stop accepting sponsors.

It’ll be super convenient for us if a sponsor can directly pay vendors instead of us having to route the funds through our personal accounts (we have no other choice).

Sponsorship != Participation

Unlike WordCamps and conferences, hackathons don’t have a lot of things to do for an audience and we don’t want to create distractions to the building process. That is why sponsoring is not related to participation and there aren’t any free tickets like there are at WordCamps for sponsors and for the same reasons, there aren’t any booths or stalls.

However, sponsors are more than welcome to sign up for various roles in the teams that build the website, just like everyone else or sign up as a volunteer to help out during the event.

Event Sponsors

₹15,000 ($240) + Taxes

OR

₹5,000 ($80) + Taxes + 3 years pre-paid hosting and domain name (5 Nos)*

In return:

  1. You can display 1 standee at the event venue.
  2. We’ll display your logo & branding on a projected screen throughout the event.
  3. We’ll add your logo to the sponsors list on this page.
  4. We’ll make social media announcements before, during and after the event.
  5. You can distribute your custom branded swag to the participants.

To apply:

Fill up this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/I25kUep1Bg8fIBa82 and we’ll get in touch with you soon.

*A lot of individuals as well as companies have shown interest in sponsoring hosting. We’ve had issues at other initiatives in the past when due to personal reasons or lack of communication, the hosting would lapse and we’d have to make some emergency arrangements.

So, this time, we’re going to create a pool of hosting plans for each team to choose from. All the contributors to this pool will get sponsor benefits whether any team ends up using their hosting or not.

Micro-Sponsors

₹1,500 ($24) or more

We wanted to have a way for individuals to be able to contribute to the event cost, not just larger organisations and brands. The minimum amount that makes sense after processing fees, taxes etc is ₹1500 but you can contribute any amount

In return, we’ll add a text link to your website with your name at the bottom of this page, itself. In addition, we’ll thank you in small groups on social media platforms.

We look forward to your participation!

– The Pune WordPress Knowledge Exchange team.

Zurich 2018

28 April 2018 at Liip Arena

UPDATE: New Event Date: April 28, 2018!

The first do_action_zrh Hackathon for Swiss nonprofit organizations will take place in the Liip Arena on Saturday, March 24, 2018 Saturday, April 28, 2018. This will be the first do_action event in Switzerland!

do_action hackathons are community-organized events that are focussed on using WordPress to give deserving charitable organisations their own online presence. Each do_action event includes participants from the local WordPress community coming together to plan and build brand new websites for a number of local nonprofits in one day.

Role Descriptions

Project Manager –  you’re the glue between the team and the nonprofit organization. You’ll contact the non-profit organization before the day in order to get specific requirements from them and do some pre-planning for the event. You’ll also lead the planning with your team prior to the event and will keep everyone on-task during the event. High-level project goals are your priority.

Web Designer – your job is to devise a design direction for the project that fits the needs and goals of your organization. You’ll then fully develop this direction into a website design. The exact tools and procedures you use to this end are up to you and your team to agree upon.

Web Developer – you will be bringing the website to live by coding the design created by your team’s Web Designer. Whether you base your work on a theme or start off from scratch is up to you and your team to decide and agree upon.