do_action WordPress Charity Hackathon – 16 July 2016, Cape Town

So excited to have signed up for the do_action WordPress Charity Hackathon that takes place in Woodstock on the 16th July 2016. I’ll be visiting my sister in Cape Town for her birthday that weekend (read: escape from the Midlands/kids!) so timing couldn’t have been more perfect!


do_action hackathons are community-organised events that are focused on using WordPress to give deserving charitable organisations their own online presence. Each do_action event includes participants from the local WordPress community coming together to plan and build brand new websites for a number of local organisations in one day.” (- pic and quoute from the website)

Nicola Tweed first told me about the this annual event probably around 2 years ago now, but it was my sister who ended up taking part last year, saying it was such a blast and great to meet new like-minded people who are putting their skills to good use!
There are 10 non-profits in this year’s line up who will each receive a new/revamped online space courtesy of a dedicated team who will work together throughout the course of a day to make it all happen.

Teams consist of two developers, one designer, one social media manager, one content manager, one QA tester, and a project manager who will liaise directly with the charity to make sure that their requirements are communicated.

My sister, some of her workmates and myself (and a couple of people we haven’t met yet) are part of the Cart Horse Protection Association team and I have taken on the social media manager role :)

Watch out for my follow up after the 16th of July – and if you are in Cape Town and would like to join in, PLEASE SIGN UP here by clicking on the charity of your choice and by filling out the quick form below it – remember, this isnt just for coders and designers! Social media peeps, writers and project managers are also in demand – all in the name of a good cause! For more info, visit:

do_action WordPress Charity Hackathon that takes place in Woodstock on the 16th July 2016.


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