First, we would like to thank all 16 applicants who participated in this year's selection process. Our three-member C4aC planning committee, along with our project managers, conducted interviews with the applicants in the past week, and we met on Saturday to review the many applications and make our nominations. After careful deliberation, we have selected three candidates:
If you are the representative from one of these organizations, expect to be contacted this week by your project manager to begin the planning process, and to get instructions on registering for the event, and your responsibilities as a candidate organization.
Weighing heavily on our decision were things like the need for a modern site (Feed Florida First), lack of a dedicated website (Youth Aviation), or need for interactivity (Victim Service Center). A large consideration entered from our communication with the nonprofit's representative, and our ability to meet their expectations within our allotted timeframe.
While only 3 organizations have been nominated, we still see each applicant as a worthy cause, and they all deserve to be winners. In a world of unlimited time and resources, we would build 16 websites.
We are preparing a great program for Saturday, February 11th for this year's DrupalCamp, and we sincerely hope you will be able to attend. We have nearly a dozen sessions planned for non-technical attendees from nonprofit organizations, in addition to our Drupal beginners and advanced sessions.
At the event, you will also have several opportunities to network with local developers, and get a demonstration of the latest and greatest tech on the web, cloud services and social media. Our keynote speaker is Michael Haggerty, CEO of Trellon, a large Washington DC based development shop that works extensively with nonprofits. We have also recently confirmed Conrad Cross - former Chief Information Officer for the City of Orlando. Please visit the Florida DrupalCamp 2012 website in the coming weeks as we announce the schedule and more great learning and networking experiences.
Once again, thanks to all our 2012 applicants. There has been some interest in other events throughout the year. We will be sure to post about upcoming opportunities.
If you are a web developer looking to assist a worthy cause with their web site, please consider the following organizations: