Beirut 2019

30 November 2019 at

do_action Beirut charity hackathon is back for a third installment! It will take place at Beirut Digital District on 30 November 2019, 8:30am – 6:30pm.

do_action Beirut Hackathon is a community-organized event that is focused on using WordPress to give deserving Lebanese non-profit organizations (NGOs) their own online presence. The one-day event includes participants from Beirut WordPress community (wpBeirut) coming together to plan and build brand new websites for a number of local NGOs.

Here are some of the websites we created at our 2017 hackathon and 2018 hackathon (links for 2 min videos):

This year, for the third annual do_action event, we are going to design websites for five (5) charitable organizations.

Who can apply?

If you run a non-profit registered charity in Lebanon and your non-profit doesn’t already have an existing website then you can apply using the form at the end of this page.

What you will get in return: 

  • Free website made by local professionals
  • New connections
  • Online present

Who can volunteer?

If you’re in Lebanon and have some experience with, or interest in, WordPress, you can participate. 

Each of the NGOs websites will be built by a team of 3-6 volunteers in the following roles:

  • Project Managers
  • Designers
  • Developers
  • Content Creators
  • Social Media Advisors / Community Managers
  • Quality Assurance Tester

We will publish a form for volunteers to participate which should be available in the first week of October. From that form you can choose any of the available participating NGOs (you can read more about the participation guide here)

What you will get in return: 

  • Volunteering experience
  • New connections in digital and charity domains
  • Share your experience and acquire new skills through teamwork
  • Food and snacks

Sponsorships and Contributions

We are also looking for sponsorships to make this event successful. We expect a participation of around 35 to 50 people from all different industries. We have no fixed sponsorship amounts and will accept any contribution from 20$ and above.

Sponsorships and contributions can be made directly online via our Open Collective platform – just click the ‘contribute’ button and choose the amount you would like to contribute with. You can also email us on wpbeirut@gmail.com to chat about it.

Sponsors with 100$+ can receive:

  • Company logo on the site
  • Company description on the site
  • Link to company website from the site
  • Logo on a slide projected during the event
  • Post to Facebook and WhatsApp about your company
  • Thanks in pre- and post-event emails
  • Thank you in opening or closing remarks

Find out more general information about do_action hackathons on this page.

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

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