77 & 76/365 MLK Weekend of Service
Yesterday was Martin Luther King Day and all over the US we celebrated it in various ways. One way many people celebrate is by donating their services to help disadvantaged people. I used to work at a university where we had some great technology and in 2010 one of our former students proposed a weekend of service. He found three deserving non-profits who either needed their websites overhauled or who didn’t have a website and needed to have a Web presence. Then he put together three teams consisting of Web developers, Web designers, and videographers. They had 48 hours to create their websites. It was intense. It was grueling. It was fun. I followed them and shot photos throughout the weekend.
(The above photo is one I took the day after the event. It includes the photo below and for this reason I’m posting both today.)
It isn’t easy developing a website in 48 hours. When time was up, the teams were thrilled but wiped-out. However, the experience was such that when the call went out the following year, nearly all of them came back to participate.