Frequently Asked Questions for Everyone
Q: What time should I arrive on Saturday?
A: Registration will begin at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 13th. However, everyone, whether on a Web Team, a Non-Profit representative or Volunteer should plan to arrive at Open Media Foundation by 12:00 PM.
Q: Where is the event taking place?
A: The Event will take place at Open Media Foundation - 700 Kalamath St., Denver, CO. Click here for a Google Map of the location.
Q: Will meals be provided?
A: A free lunch will be served on Saturday around 3 PM. A free breakfast will be served around 8 AM on Sunday. Outside of these meals you'll be responsible for providing your own food and snacks. Coffee will be provided throughout the entire event.
Q: What equipment will be available?
A: Each team/non-profit combo will be placed in a semi-private work area with either desks or tables to work at. There will be WiFi available and plenty of outlets. If there is any other equipment you feel that you'll need, you are encouraged to bring it to the event.
Frequently Asked Questions for Non-Profits
Q: Can I request a design or Content Management System (CMS) for my website?
A: You may request a specific design or CMS for your website, but ultimately, how the site is built is up to the web team. They are excited to work with you, but we want to allow them the freedom to work with the technology they are most comfortable with.
Q: Can web pages be added onto our existing site, or will it be a complete redesign?
A: Because of the time constraints of the event, in most cases it would be easier for the web teams to create a new website, than to try to add onto an existing site. You should expect to get a new website.
Q: Do I need to send you proof of my 501 c status?
A: Yes. If you apply to Project FreshKicks, you will need to send us proof of your non-profit status. If you are in the process of receiving that from the IRS, you will need to send us proof that will have that status by August 6th. We will be emailing all applicants after the deadline.
Frequently Asked Questions for Web Teams
Q: Can I work remotely?
A: Yes. Web teams can work remotely, as long as at least one member of your team is present on the day of the event to meet with your non-profit representative. If you would like to work remotely, but don't have a team mate who can be in Denver, please let us know and we can set you up with an on-site team liaison.
Q: Can web teams use pre-existing templates or themes?
A: Yes, of course. However, web teams will NOT be given information about their nonprofit organization until the day of the event, so while it's fine to have some prepared themes or templates, you won't be able to start anything until the day of the event.
Q: Can I use any Content Management System (CMS) that I want?
A: Yes and no. Since you are creating a sustainable website for a non-profit, we ask that you use a commonly known CMS, (such as Drupal, ExpressionEngine, Wordpress, Joomla, MojoMotor, Magento, etc.) so that other programmers can assist with future website updates. We ask that you do not use an unconventional or homemade CMS.
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