This past week, Aspiration put on the 2009 Nonprofit Software Development Summit in Oakland, CA. It was pretty incredible. 80+ people involved in social change, nonprofit tech and software development coming to one place to not just listen to a couple of keynoters speak, but to listen to each other. Thought-provoking conversation, new tool showcasing and massive group hugging in an atmosphere that is, dare I say, like no other.
Aspiration events are all about the resources existing in the people around you rather than just a few “experts.” Sessions are kept small and designed as discussions around topics rather than lectures. We hope that people will get relevant information from the sessions, but perhaps more importantly, connections to others that are working on the same issues, having the same problems and coming to different conclusions. Analog social networking.
|Group “Scary” photo courtesy of itzpapalotl|
You can catch up on any sessions that you missed at the 2009 Nonprofit Software Development Summit Wiki
Also, check out our Flickr photo feed for the #devsummit tag and the corresponding #devsummit Twitter feed. For more information on Aspiration Events, check out the Event Methodology Page. Finally, thanks to all the amazing participants who came out to Oakland to share, connect and learn. It wouldn’t be anything without you.