We also participated in an event organized by the Center for Community Organizations / le Centre des organismes communautaires (a.k.a. COCo).

Web and Information Technology Training

This afternoon event will include workshops on a variety of Web and IT tools and solutions for community groups, an opportunity for community groups to consult with Web and IT specialists, and open discussion blocks to explore future Web and IT ideas and projects.

Some of the workshops included:

Effective Web Development – how to manage the process of evaluating existing websites and developing new web sites and web content
The Best Open Source Solutions for Community Groups
Hassle-Free and On-the-Cheap IT Solutions for Your Office
Social Media Tools – which should you use for your community group?
Get the Most for Your Money – How to budget effectively for IT
The Great Web Platform Showdown – WordPress vs. Drupal

Almost 100 people showed up -even though you can’t tell by the only picture I managed to take.

Ajah ran a speed geeking station on using technology to help with fundraising. We showed off Fundtracker to people, but we also talked about donor management systems, donation processing services, and a lot of other stuff. Bhavya, Jesse and I took turns running the station and attending other workshops and talking to other service providers. It was a really great event and I hope COCo repeats it in the near future.