Fwd: [NOSI discussion] Announcing the 2007 Nonprofit Software
tylermitchell at shaw.ca
Fri Nov 17 12:47:20 EST 2006
Is anyone already planning to be at the Nonprofit Software
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Allen Gunn <gunner at aspirationtech.org>
> Date: November 15, 2006 6:29:09 PM PST (CA)
> To: nosi-discussion at nosi.net
> Subject: [NOSI discussion] Announcing the 2007 Nonprofit Software
> Development Summit
> Howdy NOSI friends,
> I am delighted to tell you about an exciting new Aspiration event!
> Michelle Murrain and I have already had a good chat about the agenda,
> and we'd love lots of NOSI energy in the mix, as we'll be making
> free/open source a focal topic at the event.
> And now for the blurbage...
> The 2007 Nonprofit Software Development Summit will be a
> first-of-its-kind convening to bring together the range of
> developers, technologists, managers, eRiders, integrators, users and
> other practitioners who self-identify under the umbrella of
> "nonprofit software development". The event will provide an
> opportunity both to gather as a community and to take stock of the
> field, while building connections and capacity.
> Event partners working with Aspiration to design the agenda and
> sessions include Blue Oxen Associates, Brattleboro Technology
> Collective, CivicSpace, CiviCRM, DotOrganize, Drupal, Floatleft, Full
> Throttle, Fund for the City of New York, Idealware, Nonprofit Open
> Source Initiative (NOSI), ONE/Northwest, OpenID, PICnet, Project
> Zero, Radical Designs, Salesforce.com Foundation and Zac Mutrux
> Consulting. More partners are being added every day, and we welcome
> your involvement in the planning!
> The Summit will be hosted in the Oakland, California from February
> 21st to 23rd, 2007. Additional code sprints and collaborations will
> be scheduled in the 2 days following the event.
> The Summit will have as its primary goals the following:
> * To convene and strengthen connections between the networks of
> stakeholders in the nonprofit software spectrum, providing a fun and
> creative environment for celebrating successes and leadership in
> the field.
> * To share skills and knowledge in a highly collaborative,
> peer-to-peer fashion.
> * To map and discuss what is available and what is missing across the
> nonprofit software landscape in specific software "verticals", and to
> posit solutions for addressing the gaps.
> * To offer a point of entry for software developers interested in
> offering their skills to nonprofit sector.
> The agenda will take a concrete and hands-on approach to topics and
> challenges, focusing on transferring skills and process knowledge in
> interactive and fun ways. Panels and slideware will be in short
> supply, supplanted by participant-driven collaborations and
> small-group formats.
> Complete details including a preliminary agenda and background can be
> found at http://aspirationtech.org/events/devsummit, and you are
> welcome to add your agenda thoughts to the event wiki at
> Register now at http://tinyurl.com/yj9xqh!
> We look forward to seeing many of you in February! Let me know of any
> And *please* forward this to any lists or individuals who might be
> interested in joining the fun :^)
> thanks & peace,
> About Aspiration
> Aspiration is a global leader in the design and delivery of
> innovative technology gatherings for nonprofit and nongovernmental
> audiences. Our event philosophy and facilitation focus on maximizing
> collaboration and peer sharing, while making sparing use of
> one-to-many and several-to-many session formats such as presentations
> and panels. We believe the ultimate potential and power of any
> convening lie in the collective untapped knowledge and experience of
> the participants, and we strive to tap that vast store by maximizing
> dialog, creativity and idea exchange.
> Over the past several years, we have convened and co-organized over
> 35 highly interactive events across the globe
> (www.aspirationtech.org/events/history). We focus agendas around
> user-oriented dialog that connects all the stakeholders in software
> design and development, and model our events to reflect the diverse
> and network-oriented nature of the communities we convene.
> Aspiration is also developing the Social Source Commons
> (www.socialsourcecommons.org), a platform for collaboratively mapping
> and documenting the universe of software tools relevant to nonprofits
> and non-governmental organizations.
> As part of our community building work, Aspiration operates the San
> Francisco Nonprofit Technology Center (www.sftechcenter.org). The
> Center is home to 6 organizations working in nonprofit and social
> change technology, and offers training and meeting space as well.
> For more information about our work and programs, see
> Allen Gunn
> Executive Director, Aspiration
> Aspiration: "Better Tools for a Better World"
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