Ignite Talk Fun4paws

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Ignite Talk Fun4paws

  1. 1. building a charity web app in 24 hours Mike Bailey
  2. 2. Sat 7 Feb 2009 Melbourne hottest ever day
  3. 3. Sat 7 Feb 2009
  4. 4. Sat 7 Feb 2009
  5. 5. Sat 7 Feb 2009
  6. 6. Tue 10 Feb 2009
  7. 7. Sat 14 Feb 2009 The phone call fun4paws had >10,000 emails in their inbox
  8. 8. Requirements • respond to >10,000 emails • collect info from volunteers • make volunteer info searchable
  9. 9. Mon 16 Feb 2009 Extract list of unique senders from mailboxes: grep --no-filename --max-count=1 '^From: ' * | sort | uniq > mail_list.txt ... 4619 unique addresses
  10. 10. Mon 16 Feb 2009
  11. 11. Mon 16 Feb 2009
  12. 12. Thu 19 Feb 2009
  13. 13. Fri 20 Feb 2009
  14. 14. Fri 20 Feb 2009
  15. 15. Services required are cheap and quick to provision... Domain name $10 15 min Virtual Private Server $20 5 min Mailout $50 60 min Total $80 75 min
  16. 16. Software required was all free and open source... Linux operating system Ruby programming language Ruby on Rails web framework Software library for easier map-based apps
  17. 17. Outcomes
  18. 18. Outcomes 30 dogs in foster care 7 dogs adopted ... less than anticipated but still a good result
  19. 19. Outcomes further mailout to volunteers resulted in donations of: - kennels - dog beds - dog coats - other items which have been distributed to people in need.
  20. 20. Thanks to Pete Yandell pete@notahat.com for help Source lives at git://github.com/notahat/fun4paws.git

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