Phillip Smith

The 2007 Nonprofit Software Development Summit

I'm pretty sad to be missing another fantastic event hosted by Aspiration. Gunner almost managed to get me there with a few well-timed bribes -- but, alas, the timing is a bit off. If you're involved in supporting non-profits and their technology needs, and want to be involved in some of the most important "social tech" conversations this year, consider attending this event (and take good notes for me!):

The Summit will be a first-of-its-kind convening to bring together the range of developers, technologists, managers, eRiders, integrators, users and others who self-identify under the umbrella of “nonprofit software development”. The event will provide an opportunity both to gather as a community and to take stock of the field, while building connections and capacity.

The Summit is taking place in Oakland, California, from February 21st to 23rd, 2007. Additional code sprints and collaborations may be scheduled in the days following the event, and a post-event party will be hosted on the evening of the 24th in San Francisco. Participants will be arriving from all across North America, as well as Latin America, Africa and Europe.

The 2007 Nonprofit Software Development Summit is supported in part by the generosity of CompuMentor and Google, as well as anonymous donors.

Full event details are at, and you can also see the latest Event Schedule and Agenda at and Event Background at


Hi, I'm Phillip Smith, a veteran digital publishing consultant, online advocacy specialist, and strategic convener. If you enjoyed reading this, find me on Twitter and I'll keep you updated.


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