Who Wants a Free Web Application?
– January 23, 2009
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Looking for something to do with all that brain power? We're happy to announce an upcoming community event that will harness the power of the symfony community toward a variety of social causes. Help us get the word out!
This event will take on the basic structure of other 48 hour web application development competitions, such as Rails Rumble, but with a special twist unique to symfony. The applications we create during the course of the competition will be gifted to different socially-minded organizations around the world. Once the fun is over, our work will live on and hopefully do a lot of good.
A Call for Causes
The first thing we need is to determine who we're working for. If you are or know of a socially-minded organization that could benefit from an interactive web application, we want to hear from you.
Please submit a brief proposal for the application you would like built that includes the following:
- A description of your organization (200 words or less)
- A description of the application you would like built (400 words or less)
Please keep in mind these applications will be built in 48 hours or less by small development teams. If you're not sure how to gauge the effort involved in your proposal, just send in your idea and we'll help refine a reasonable scope.
Submissions should be sent to me, kris.wallsmith[at]symfony-project.com.
Yeah, yeah. When do we code?
We are still in the early stages of planning for this event, but we want to get the ball rolling. We'll be opening submissions for development teams shortly; the competition will happen sometime this spring.
In the meantime you can help us out with any of the following:
- Spread the word Tweet! Blog! Vlog! Or, if you have marketing expertise and want to join the team, hit me up.
- Sponsors We will need sponsors to help with hosting and prizes.
- A name (!) Any ideas?