ThatConference is just around the corner. There are two parts of the event where I'll have a big presence.
First, The ThatConference GiveCamp. I'm one of the project leads, for the volunteer checkin system. Visit the link above and you'll get a great overview on what we are building. The GiveCamp / Hackathon takes place on Saturday and Sunday. Come join us, and build some code that can have a real impact on people. We can make humanitarian response more efficient, and literally save lives. The other project being developed at the ThatConference GiveCamp is the Mobile Based Emergency Training project that Humanitarian Toolbox started at DevTeach. Phil Japikse will be at ThatConference and leading that project again.
Also, a big thanks to Telerik for providing Humanitarian Toolbox with copies of their tools for the projects we are creating.
I'm also excited to be speaking there this year. My session will discuss the reasons to minimize the use of async void methods. Come join me on Monday afternoon and get your async on.
Finally, I'm going to be doing more work for Humanitarian Toolbox between other sessions. The main focus of Humanitarian Toolbox is to own the projects over time. We want them ready to deploy when disaster strikes. I'll be hanging out, adding more code to the crisis checkin tool. Please join me. I'll post on twitter where I'm coding.
If you're coming to ThatConference, join us.
All of these projects are Open Source (using the Creative Commons license for content, and the MIT license for code). If you would like to contribute, visit our GitHub Repository. Or, if you have questions, comments, or ideas for improvement, please create an issue for us.