About Seattle GiveCamp

Seattle GiveCamp Background and History

The first Seattle GiveCamp hackathon was held on January 14-16, 2011 in the Microsoft Commons. Since that first gathering of volunteers and nonprofits, Seattle GiveCamp has become a regular annual event, occuring every October at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington. In recent years, we have consistently attracted over 200 volunteers and since that first event in January of 2011, we have delivered over a hundred completed projects to our grateful nonprofit organizations. This page helps to document our history.


Seattle GiveCamp 2016

Seattle GiveCamp 2016 was an Amazing Success

A huge thanks goes out to all volunteers and nonprofit representatives for making Seattle GiveCamp 2016 an amazing success. So many wonderful people came out to work on 24 projects despite the dire warnings of weather forcasters. We ate, drank, and coded for good and had a lot of fun doing it! A few things worthy of mention:

  • Photos will be posted here soon.
  • Slack channels for each project will remain open for any post-GiveCamp communication.
  • Post-conference surveys will be sent to everyone who attended the event soon.

2016 Completed Projects

Here are the non-profit organizations and a brief summary of the workplan for the 24 non-profits prior to the start of Seattle GiveCamp 2016.

OrganizationBrief Project Description
One Equal Heart FoundationA new website that better explains our mission and programs.
YWCA Seattle, King, and SnohomishWe hope a volunteer team will help build an embeddable map of Washington featuring housing projects that were supported by the state's Housing Trust Fund (HTF).
Housing Development ConsortiumBuild a CRM to better access and catalog our diverse member base.
Somali Youth and Family ClubBuild a website.
TransitionsCase Management System and a Service Delivery System.
Seattle Healthy Kids CoalitionNeed to jump start a social media presence (web site, FB, Twitter) for an emergent Seattle-based coalition.
Washington Healthcare Access AllianceWeb and mobile-accessible health care resource page that can easily be updated by staff.
Healthy Food AmericaWe would like to have an educational game built that we can use to both recruit supporters and help people learn about the actions they can take to knock sugar back to healthy levels.
Sibling HouseBuild a new website.
Soccer2UniteBuild a new WordPress website.
Bike WorksWebsite refresh and update.
Washington State Parks FoundationAdd a trip report system to existing SGC-built website.
Circle of ChildrenNew WordPress website.
True Grace Covenant Organizations Reaching People ServicesMigrate website to WordPress and fine tune.
Recovery CafeCreate a web-based time-tracking system.
Neurology Vocational Services UnitRefactor and improve efficiency and user interface of existing Access database.
Global VisionariesBuild WordPress website.
Out In Front SeattleWebsite redesign.
SCIDpda Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation & Development AuthorityRefactor and improve efficiency of existing Access database for Congregate Meal Program.
AmaraCreating S.T.A.R. (Strong, Tough And Resilient) Mentorship Program designed to connect adopted youth with adult adoptees and adults who have aged out of the foster care system.
VenturesBuild an online directory of our client-businesses that is fully navigable by the public, searchable, and filterable.
Tiny Trees PreschoolWe would like to install and customize an online database (Salesforce or equivalent wordpress plugin) to manage our online registration system.
Athletes for KidsDetect security vulnerabilities in our web site and apps. Alternately, use SalesForce to create online Mentor & Mentee system.
Northwest HarvestCreate a website to match growers to food banks and allow them to communicate.

Seattle GiveCamp 2015

When/where: October 3-5, 2015 at Microsoft Commons, Redmond, WA.
Co-leaders: Paul Litwin and Suzanna Litwin.
Planning Committee: Mike Roshak, Sabra Goldick, Charlie Rundles, Adrienne Kreft, Rena Cummings, Julie St. George, Claire Petersky, Edmund Tse, Sujith Gowda.

About 200 volunteers helped to build solutions for 25 non-profit organizations:

  • Hunger Intervention Program
  • OneWorld Now!
  • Boyer Children’s Clinic
  • Changes Parent Support Network
  • East African Community Services
  • Environment Science Center
  • Facing Homelessness
  • Global Foundation For Children With Hearing Loss
  • Green Plate Special
  • KCSARC (King County Sexual Assault Resource Center)
  • La Leche League of Washington
  • Listen and Talk
  • Many Lights Foundation
  • Meadowbrook Community CARE
  • North Helpline
  • Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program
  • Puget Sound Old Lesbians Organizing for Change
  • PUP Dog Rescue
  • Queer Foundation
  • Rotary First Harvest
  • Seavuria
  • TB Photovoice
  • Washington State Parks Foundation
  • Young Shakespeare
  • Workshop Youth in Focus

Seattle GiveCamp 2014

When/where: October 3-5, 2014 at Microsoft Building 37, Redmond, WA.
Leader: Mike Roshak.
Planning Committee:Paul Litwin, Suzanna Litwin, Sabra Goldick, Charlie Rundles, Edmund Tse, Sujith Gowda.

About 140 volunteers helped to build solutions for 20 non-profit organizations:

  • Washington Food Coalition
  • Bike Works
  • Changes Parent Support Network
  • Acres of Diamonds
  • Teen Link Crisis Clinic
  • Evergreen City Ballet
  • Feet First
  • Global Visionaries
  • Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
  • Neurology Vocational Services Unit
  • SeaChar
  • Seattle Humane Society
  • Alliance of People with Disabilities
  • Seattle Neighborhood Greenways
  • Tiny Trees Preschool
  • Transplant House
  • Youth Tutoring Program
  • Urban Family
  • Puget Sound Blood Center
  • Seattle GiveCamp WebSite

Seattle GiveCamp 2013

When/where: October 11-13, 2013 at Microsoft Commons, Redmond, WA.
Co-leaders: Paul Litwin and Suzanna Litwin.
Planning Committee:Michael Roshak, Charlie Rundles, and Sabra Goldick.

About 125 volunteers helped to build solutions for these 20 non-profit organizations:

  • Bike Works
  • Neurology Vocational Services Unit
  • Kitsap Community Foundation
  • Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest
  • ChangeStream Media
  • Rotary First Harvest
  • NWDance.net
  • Washington Food Coalition
  • Open Doors for Multicultural Families
  • Treehouse
  • Lifelong AIDS Alliance
  • Sound Child Care Solutions
  • Jolkona
  • SEAVURIA
  • Washington Wild
  • Southwest Youth and Family Services
  • ROOTS Young Adult Shelter
  • Fabric of Life
  • Timebanks of Puget Sound (TOPS)
  • Housing Consortium of Everett & Snohomish County

Seattle GiveCamp 2012

When/where: October 19-21, 2012 at Microsoft Commons, Redmond, WA.
Leader: Ruth Walter.
Planning Committee: Paul Litwin, Suzanna Moran, Michael Roshak, David Rogers, and Sabra Goldick.

About 80 volunteers helped build solutions for these 17 non-profit organizations:

  • Center for Ethical Leadership
  • ChangeStream Media
  • EarthCorps
  • Eastside Friends of Seniors
  • El Centro de la Raza
  • Get Schooled
  • Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center (HSDC)
  • Nature Vision
  • Nourishing Networks Institute
  • Plumbers Without Borders
  • Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society
  • Queen It's A New Day
  • Rotary First Harvest
  • Southwest Youth and Family Services
  • Vittana.org
  • Washington Basic Food Employment Training Program
  • Work Opportunities

Seattle GiveCamp Fall 2011

When/where: October 21-23, 2011 at Microsoft Commons, Redmond, WA.
Leader: Paul Litwin.
Planning Committee: Eduardo Jezierski, Bridget Lewis, David Rogers, Karl Shifflet, Ruth Walther, Suzanna Moran, and Kerry Gates-Nunn.

About 90 volunteers helped create solutions for these 17 non-profits:

  • Eastside Friends of Seniors
  • Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations
  • Domestic Abuse Women's Network - DAWN
  • Architects Without Borders - Seattle
  • Alliance of People with disAbilities
  • Millionaire Club
  • Learning Disabilities Association of Washington (LDA WA)
  • Music for Life Institute
  • Neighborcare Health
  • Floating Bridge Press
  • El Centro de la Raza
  • Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center
  • Seattle Kannada Sangha
  • Mychal Rushwald Scholarship Fund
  • Rotary First Harvest
  • Something Real Productions
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) - Seattle

Inaugural Spring 2011 Seattle GiveCamp

When/where: January 14-16, 2011 at Microsoft Commons, Redmond, WA.
Leader: Ali Denali.

About 80 volunteers helped these 15 non-profits:

  • Capitol Hill Alano Club
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society of Seattle/King County
  • Alliance of Nonprofits Washington State
  • AtWork!
  • Tessera
  • Domestic Abuse Women's Network (DAWN)
  • Faith in Action
  • The Haitian Sustainable Development Foundation
  • Rotary First Harvest
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
  • AlleyCat Acres
  • Washington Poison Center
  • Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center
  • Alliance of People with disAbilities
  • Auburn Youth Resources