GiveCamp Partners IT Pros with Non-Profits this Weekend - Southern Maryland Headline News

GiveCamp Partners IT Pros with Non-Profits this Weekend


ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. (March 18, 2010)—GiveCamp is coming to the Baltimore/Washington area for the first time ever. To be held at St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM), the Southern Maryland GiveCamp is a three-day event that partners software developers, designers, and database administrators with non-profit organizations who need technical help, such as the creation of a web site or a tracking system for members. The camp runs this weekend from March 19-21.

Some of the Southern Maryland sponsors include SMCM, Microsoft, Telerik, Asp.net Web Hosting, Charles County Technology Council, Elite Beatz Entertainment, LL Photography, Computer Management Incorporated, Papa John’s Pizza, and Lockheed Martin.

“The impact on the community is heavy,” said Southern Maryland GiveCamp chapter founder Jim Pendravis. “We have about 19 non-profits or charities that are going to receive a year’s worth of IT work in the course of a weekend, free. This will allow them to save their resources to do other meaningful works within the community. Currently, there are 82 volunteers, saving these non-profits roughly $393,000 in service work. If we get 100 volunteers to volunteer, I’ll shave my head on the last day, and we’ll stream it live and put it on YouTube.”

“Volunteers can choose to stay overnight, or return the next day,” added Pendravis.

For more information on how to volunteer, visit www.somdgc.org.

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