One of the problems community groups have is when people want to do stuff for them, rather than with them. While the Full Code Press challenge organisers had some plans in place for keeping an eye on things, it’s thrilling to read that the Code Blacks have volunteered an ongoing relationship:
The true winners, though, were the clients. We’d formed a really strong bond with Debbie and Mr Debbie from Grampians disAbility Advocacy Association, and it was all quite teary at the end. Thomas gave a lovely speech and we presented Debbie with a thankyou card from all of us – and a promise in writing that in addition to “smoothing out the rough edges of the site” (as Thomas described it) over the next couple of weeks, we will also provide them with 15 hours per month of Code Blacks time for the next year at least – to grow the site and to show them what web 2.0 is all about. We’re really looking forward to it.
The boys are going to do some initial training with Debbie in Sydney tomorrow (they are all staying an extra day – Thomas and I were the only ones to come home tonight) and we’ll also put together some training documentation for them. There’s so much stuff we want to add to the site (quite a bit of which we’d either finished or nearly finished over the 24 hours but just didn’t have a chance to implement), and we hope we can really make a difference with this website – both for Debbie and her team, and for the people she helps. It’s an awesome organisation. I’ll write more about it tomorrow.
[Via WebWeaver’s World: FullCodePress – we won!!!.]
Good on you Code Blacks!