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  • Many people work tirelessly to bring about a change they want, but these efforts are localized and individualistic (person or company) with little collaboration and sharing of knowledge & resources.\n\n
  • Many people work tirelessly to bring about a change they want, but these efforts are localized and individualistic (person or company) with little collaboration and sharing of knowledge & resources.\n\n
  • Many people work tirelessly to bring about a change they want, but these efforts are localized and individualistic (person or company) with little collaboration and sharing of knowledge & resources.\n\n
  • Many people work tirelessly to bring about a change they want, but these efforts are localized and individualistic (person or company) with little collaboration and sharing of knowledge & resources.\n\n
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  • Rfc.key

    1. 1. Rails for Charity San Francisco / Bay Area
    2. 2. A Big ThankYou to our sponsor
    3. 3. Agenda• Member Introductions• RailsforCharity(RFC) Mission• RFC Motive• Open source projects• Areas where we can contribute• Benefits for us?• How will we do it?• Questions?
    4. 4. Member Introductions
    5. 5. RailsforCharity(RFC) Mission“To build open source web based applications which help in improving the society.”
    6. 6. RFC Motive
    7. 7. RFC Motive• We want to fix the social problems that surround us through the use of our skills (Technology) and give something back to the society.
    8. 8. RFC Motive• We want to fix the social problems that surround us through the use of our skills (Technology) and give something back to the society.• We want to incubate, foster, develop, mentor and support web based software projects which could potentially have a social impact.
    9. 9. RFC Motive• We want to fix the social problems that surround us through the use of our skills (Technology) and give something back to the society.• We want to incubate, foster, develop, mentor and support web based software projects which could potentially have a social impact.• Provide a platform for people to share/pitch their social impacting ideas, get help and be helped for achieving their goals.
    10. 10. RFC Motive• We want to fix the social problems that surround us through the use of our skills (Technology) and give something back to the society.• We want to incubate, foster, develop, mentor and support web based software projects which could potentially have a social impact.• Provide a platform for people to share/pitch their social impacting ideas, get help and be helped for achieving their goals.• We want to make Silicon Valley the starting point for such a unique open source initiative.
    11. 11. We have built hundreds of open source projects and tools
    12. 12. We have built hundreds of open source projects and tools Now its for us to build & maintain complete end to end web based open source applications.
    13. 13. Areas where we can contribute• Most of Silicon Valley is focused on building products for the top 1% of the worlds population.  Do you think we can sell an apple iPod or even coca-cola to them ?• Most of the world is not 16-29 year old males. Theres a whole range of perspectives that go underrepresented in Silicon Valley. There are a lot of women out there.  Older folks.  Also, it might be hard to imagine, but there are a lot of kids not growing up on video games. Source: http://www.quora.com/Silicon-Valley/What-are-some-things-Id-be-shocked-to-learn-about-the-outside- world
    14. 14. continued...• Most of the world needs solutions to problems we rarely talk about, in areas like health care, agricultural production, sustainable construction, citizen activism and empowerment, childhood education, affordable transportation, community solidarity and efficacy, etc.• In short, there are lots of simple ideas that we can implement and make a difference.
    15. 15. Benefits for us?• Self satisfaction.You know that you are giving back to the society.• Open source projects shine well on your resume. A contributor of a large open source project is more impressive than an individual contributor in a corporate one.• Collaborate and learn.• Work on latest technologies apart from your job.
    16. 16. continued...• Meet people from various backgrounds. Work on projects which have a direct impact.• Work on challenging problems and whacky ideas.• If not us, who will?
    17. 17. How will we do it?• Anyone who has an idea would pitch.• Members will vote on each idea and form teams to work on those ideas.• The code will be open sourced.• Friendly competition among the teams.• Take Baby steps.• Build a working version 0.1 in 2 weeks• Deploy on heroku (heroku.com)
    18. 18. continued...• Meet again, get feedback & assimilate new members into the picture• Iterate continuously & get Beta out in 2 months.• Spread the word.• Monitor user engagement.• Reshuffle teams...• Keep iterating...
    19. 19. Tools & Services• Github - For Source Control & Issue Tracking• Pivotal Tracker - For Project Management• Travis CI - For Continuous Integration• Heroku - For Deployments
    20. 20. Who do we need?• Everyone!• Artists, Businessmen, Designers, Developers, Editors, Evangelists, Marketing, Sales, Lawyers, Writers, QA, etc...• In short, anyone who is passionate about charities and open source and wants to contribute.
    21. 21. Questions /Comments / Ideas
    22. 22. For the next meetup...• Pitch your idea.• Vote.• Divide and conquer.
    23. 23. Thank You!

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