GiveCamp 2014

Published on Feb. 6, 2014, 10:17 p.m.

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This weekend is GiveCamp Memphis, and I'm pretty excited to be a part of it. It's hosted this year by Cowork Memphis, which is a pretty great local coworking space.

If you're not familiar with GiveCamp, it's a weekend-long event where the technically-inclined donate their time and skills to a select group of local noprofit organizations. The end results may include anything from new logos, to new web designs, to brand-new applications.

Even though this will be the third year for GiveCamp weekend, this will be my first year participating. As far as I can tell, the overall goal is this:

Help people be better at being awesome.

I'm not exactly sure what's in store for the weekend, but I do know that infrastructure won't be a problem thanks to the generosity of Rackspace.

Now, if you know me, you know I'm a fan of Rackspace's services (I've written in the past about CloudFiles), so I'm happy about having some free CloudServers to power a few local Good Causes.

If you haven't checked out Rackspace's offerenings lately, consider taking a look at their Developer Discount Program. You can get $300 in free cloud services ($50/month for six months).

To borrow the Rackspace tagline, "Go make something awesome, on us": http://developer.rackspace.com/devtrial/

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