Sunday, September 19, 2010

CharityHack presentations

1. mobile webapp for scan in quirk icons

2. Volunteer Report Card (team I was part of)

3. Mobile app of recognising change, adding it up and making a donation

4. pre approved payments, all platforms single sigin on arcross devices track plus api for charity or developers

5. mobile swear app to give to charity and chuggr little game text adventure, avoid chuddr

6. pitchinin for artist to unlock or release content once enough of the community have donated to the profile.

7. aggregating amounts for a whole event ie adds up the donations of all the volutneer for a particular event

8. rollcall mobile app. eg. list of kids on a school trip

9. internet shock like online version of through sponges at people at a country fayre.

10. improving donation forms capturing data behind the scenes

11. biggive take out reason that stop people giving on the street. Hostile profile, each homeless person, hit list what they want/need e.g. food to haircut

12. charitybox browser extention buy e-commerce links and converts to affiliate lists, so the charity get the commission on the affiliate link.

13. feel good confess your sins

14. trainwreck remote control train and move train by donating

15. e.g. maps real time a runner ie. marathon api mashup

16. wegive aggregate friends round a charity twist, challenge friends to add more, make it sort of a social game

17. mycharity aggregates your charity twitter followers in a list, links to donations


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Charity Hack Richmond london - live blogging

Welcome to event from Paypal wizard.

Participants introduced themselves.

Now, presentation on 'how to give to charity'

e.g direct indirect now use digital world to reduce friction.

Types of charity, oxfam, now lots of different types. Gives wider appeal to audience. Tap into online GOODNESS? (what does that mean) A. Look cool, UI , ie stack up against commercial alternatives.

New govt. big society, need to self fund (charities). Charities now feel pain more now as reality of credit crunch arrives.

iphone app charities like e.g ihobo

red campain example, perception tech is free? But from tech point of view they are in ie6 world not bang up todate, ie listen to what charity is at.

Not aware of the data the charity creates and how they can use or share.

How, can the charity be FOUND? google ranking, communicate what they do twitter, location based

Urgent charity needs, how to keep stories in the media after the initial top story status

giftaid use api to make this easy, automate the paperwork

relationship between giver and direct impact on cause, not just handed over into admin box. Feedback, update on impact/change. Like tangible benefit to giving, what does it buy box of medicine, one item or change of stuff?

Make everyone 'feel good' of why to give to charity, change the world.


ebay, paypal api plug in for charities

donations as a services

api to get into payment api s a e.g. paypal ebay and others (probably) Self service within a widget? (my understanding)

JUSTGIVING - expanding the market for

get rid of the friction via tech.

what they do:

e.g. fund raising page, e.g. kid bike round the park, got into media raise 200k

take away the giftaid hassle, provider takes 5% of giftaid part.

now expand from their website to any distribution social network to mobiles etc.

start. rss widgets then on to API

tech run throught .net api url or api xml rest method and sdk for .net developers



do-it charity hack

volunteering now opening up through api xml rest search to application form etc.


now able to syndicate donations and like direct debt payments (puts limits on the value ie group donating)

now in app mobile (apple donate does not allow like ) but way round it option 2 paypal

MEC hosted as a service

APP's are check but takes days rather than weeks.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Winter clothing 2010-11

The first Autumn long range weather forecast I read has been issued. Looks like the Scottish hills might be in the running for an early winter coat again. This would not be that unusual, the last two Novembers have produced heavy snow falls and skiing has gotten underway. Late epic and long lasting snow in the Deeside hill meant my skiing jacket took a fair amount of wear and tear, plus it was getting on, it now in the recycling bin. What is the best new jacket to look for? In terms of extreme performance I was taken by the performance of the new hilltrek ventile Nikwax outdoor jacket. It been tested to the extreme in arctic conditions. The noticalbe feature I liked about in this review is its performance in removing moisture after exertion. As a back country free skiier this is a big deal. The effort of climbing up a hill or mountain produce a lot of body sweat but once you stop this moisture chills you and even on a clam day the windchill produced by speed of skiing down hill makes descents chilly. So, I am keen to explore this jacket for next season. Hilltrek's made to measure tailoring allows for personalization of the pockets and design, us free skiing like pockets as the rucksack will be holding our ski boots!