Just in case you aren’t in the know, WordPress Port Harcourt is organizing a do_action Charity Hackathon on the 25th of August 2018. This is an event where our community, as well as other communities in Port Harcourt gather together to build websites for deserving nonprofits; for free, all in one day.It’s an event that is meant to give life into the community, and yes, its a WIN-WIN idea.
Volunteers come together to build websites for nonprofits that don’t otherwise have a website. The nonprofits don’t have to pay for anything, we’re in collaboration with some of the Best Web Hosting companies in Nigeria to provide for the hosting for free. Meals and refreshment will be provided to Volunteers throughout the hackathon, no cash prize will be given to volunteers, but then, we’ll make sure we shower you with gifts.
If you run a qualified nonprofit or know someone who do, you can apply by filling the form here (doaction.org/event/portharcourt )
In terms of volunteering, we’ll be divided into teams with 6 – 8 team members. Each team member will have a specific role. Let me briefly explain each of the roles we’ll be accepting, but of course, if you’ve some other role you think should be included, just holla.
Project Manager: The Project Manager oversees the creation of the new website. Assigning tasks to team members, liaising between the organization and the team, and keeping tabs on the team’s progress are all required tasks of the Project Manager. The Project Manager will also be put in touch with the non-profit organization before the event in order to make preliminary plans and to get a better idea of the project requirements.
Designer: The Designer is responsible for the overall look and feel of the new website. This involves selecting the theme that will be used, as well writing any custom CSS that may be required. In some cases this will also involve the design of a new logo or other assets.
Content Manager: The Content Manager is responsible for writing new content for the new website, as well as integrating existing content into the new design. It may also involve assisting with mailing list setups and advising on content strategy.
Social Media Manager: The Social Media Manager is responsible for setting up any required social media accounts and assisting with getting content flowing on them. The role also includes training the non-profit organization on how to use their social media accounts and how best to integrate them with their new website.
Developer: The Developer role is responsible for building the actual website. This includes implementing the chosen theme, finding and setting up required plugins, and possibly writing custom code to meet the requirements of the non-profit organization.
Quality Assurance Tester: The Quality Assurance Tester is responsible for making sure that the website meets all the visual and accessibility requirements that the non-profit organization needs. Of equal importance is making sure that the new website works correctly – ensuring that all interactive elements function as they should, there are no broken links, and anything else that is required for the website to look and act in the way that the organization expects.
The only role that require you to be a WordPress Developer before applying is the *Developer* role. For every other role, you just have to be good with what the role entails. And yes, we’ll be accepting 2-3 developers per team.
To volunteer, just fill this form: ( bit.ly/doactionphc-v ). You’ll be notified when we’ve selected the nonprofits for the day, so you can choose the nonprofit you’ll be working with.
This event is directly sponsored by the WordPress Foundation and is supported by a number of Nigerian companies — which will be announced later.
To join the coversation, join the Whatsapp group ( bit.ly/WPPH-Whatsapp )