Are you interested in web development?
Here at JustGiving we always like to keep you informed of what we are up to – so we thought we’d let you know what some of our developers will be doing on the 19th and 20th of September…
This year sees the creation of the first Charity Hack Weekend, which will be taking place at the PayPal Offices in Richmond, London, and is supported by PayPal, JustGiving and MissionFish. This free event is designed to allow web developers who want to build great online applications for charities to come together and, over the course of 48 hours, build some apps using the following APIs (that’s application programming interfaces) that will be demonstrated at the event:
- PayPal’s new Beta APIs
- JG’s test donation API
- MissionFish’s cash giving APIs (available for the first time in the UK)
- Sneak previews of other upcoming APIs
Our group of JustGiving developers will be building a special test donation API especially for the event. We are really excited about this because enabling this kind of development was one of the reasons we moved to our new platform this summer. It allows us greater flexibility with the website, and one of the things we could do in the future is allow other websites to use some of JustGiving services on their own website (for example, this could be letting people use the JustGiving donation service on their own website). We are just starting to develop these ideas and products and this weekend is a great chance for us to test out how other developers could and want to use the services from JustGiving.
Tickets to the event are free so if you happen to be a keen web developer or are just interested in attending to see what’s going, on then head to the Charity Hack website here for more details on the weekend and to sign up. They will be providing onsite WI-FI power, food, drink, tunes and entertainment throughout the weekend. Our JustGiving developers can’t wait, we hope to see lots of you there and create some exciting ways to change the future of charitable giving!