CharityHack 2010

The nice people at PayPal UK hosted a 2-day camp at their Richmond offices this weekend. Maybe I read the announcement with my dumb hat on but I was expecting to meet a few charities there and discover some needs. Never mind, I did find one.

Not surprisingly there was a lot of coverage of payment APIs from MissionFish, JustGiving and our hosts. Useful to know about and will no doubt be useful going forward. Unfortunately these did not really get any creative juices flowing.

Nevertheless as there were prizes to be won and to also to enter into the spirit of things I developed a RollCall app for youth trip organisers and demo’d it on my Android phone.

I will live in hope that future sessions will feature more charities. With these organisations around I would expect to get more inspiration and end up with something more innovative.