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The first annual do_action_mtl Hackathon for Montreal nonprofit organizations will take place in the Shopify offices on Saturday, October 14, 2017. This will be the first do_action event in North America.
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.
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 Developer. 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.
QA Tester – your job will be to make sure that the final product performs well across a number of representative devices and browsers. The tools you use for this purpose are up to you to decide on.
Content Manager – your task will be to work with the content provided by the nonprofit organization. You may have to write some content from scratch as well as adjust existing content. This may include writing CTAs, working on a consistent tone for the entire website, and devising a content strategy and information architecture for the website that your team will be building. You will then populate the new website with the final content.