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Tools for online advocacy - February 27th & 28th

Eric Squair / Make Poverty History

Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 6:00 PM (EST)

Tools for online advocacy - February 27th & 28th

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
Tools Workshop
Saturday, Feb. 27th, 1-4pm
For activists who are interested in online campaigning, but don't necessarily have advanced technical skills.
Ended Free  
Drupal Hackathon
Sunday, Feb. 28th, 10am
For Drupal developers and those willing to help with documentation of the project.
Ended Free  
Remote participant
People who are not in Toronto but want to watch the webcast on Saturyday or participate in the Drupal code sprint on Sunday remotely. We will send information as we finalize the technology (likely IRC, Skype)
Ended Free  

Event Details

On February 27th and 28th, Make Poverty History is sponsoring a set of workshops for both activists and Drupal developers on using open source software for advocacy campaigning. The event will be held at the Centre for Social Innovation at 215 Spadina in Toronto.

There are two parts to this event:


Tools Worshop: An Introduction to Online Advocacy Tools for Activists and Communicators

Saturday, February 27th, 1-4pm


The Saturday event will be useful for anyone interested in online advocacy - there are no technical skills required. We will be presenting free software that makes it easy to create effective online petitions, build email lists and put supporters in touch with their elected officials.

  • A quick overview of the tools used in online advocacy: website, email and Constituent Relationship Management
  • How Drupal software has been used on the Make Poverty History campaign, including how to set up an action using the Connect module (no tech knowledge required!)
  • How you can adopt this software for your organization
  • Next steps: how we can work together to improve this software, including using it during the upcoming 2010 Toronto elections to engage more voters

We will have a break at 2:30pm (you can sneak out if you have to) and light refreshments will be served.

Hackathon for the Drupal Connect module

Sunday, February 28th, 10am - 6pm (or later if people are interested)

This day is for Drupal developers to dig in to the code behind Connect and work to make it more effective, user friendly and better documented.  Previous experience in some aspect of Drupal development will be necessary, although there will be some less technical documentation roles.

  • A technical introduction to the module for Drupal developers
  • Splitting up the prioritized lists of feature improvements for the day
  • Free food, drink, wifi and foosball.

    
Take a look at Drupal Connect by downloading the D6 version here
This project was developed by OpenConcept Consulting Inc. and supported by The Council of Canadians, the Canadian Labour Congress, and Make Poverty History.


Please email eric[at]makepovertyhistory.ca if you have any questions about the weekend events. 
Hope to see you there!
Eric.

Have questions about Tools for online advocacy - February 27th & 28th? Contact Eric Squair / Make Poverty History
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When & Where


Centre for Social Innovation
215 Spadina Ave
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1 C7
Canada

Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 6:00 PM (EST)


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