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Bristol hosts first do_action WordPress hackathon

Published on Monday, 26th February 2018, contributed by Atomic Smash

On Friday the 23rd February Bristol hosted the first do_action WordPress hackathon. The aim of the day was to create 5 WordPress driven website for the 5 selected charities. The event was sponosred by Atomic SmashSiteground and Charitable

Who were the charities?

Hands In The Air

A grass-roots charity offering a men’s mental health telephone line in Bristol and the surrounding areas and plan to open in March / April 2018. Our vision is that no man or person who identifies as a man should die by suicide and that they should feel that there is always someone to talk to.

GympanzeesCIC

Gympanzees - an activity / leisure centre which will cater for the play and exercise needs of the 58,000 disabled children in this area. The vision is to open centres around the UK to provide access to play and activity for every disabled child.

Horfield and District Allotment Association [ H&DAA]

The Horfield and District Allotment fields are in North Central Bristol. There are three separate sites spread over 2 or 3 miles, consisting of 6 allotment fields. Four of the fields are adjacent on Golden Hill in Bishopston, bounded by Monk Road, Longmead Avenue and Kellaway Avenue. The other 2 fields are Grahams Field in Horfield and Birchall in Redland.

Third Sector Solutions

Our Mission is to create learning environments and a support framework which allows the individuals we serve to take their own steps towards self-awareness and to fulfil their innate potential

Bristol Disability Equality Forum

Bristol Disability Equality Forum (BDEF) is an organisation of Disabled people who live, work or study in the Bristol area of England.

The Bristol Disability Equality Forum was set up as a community group by Bristol City Council in 1995. They did this so they could consult Disabled people about how to improve disability equality in Bristol and advise them on barriers to this

What happened?

do_action hackathons are community-organised events that are focussed 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.

This event bought together over 60 volunteers who all worked in their groups to deliver a project for each of the charities. You can read more of a breakdown and see what happened on the Atomic Smash blog.

Read the blog post

The next do_action day takes place in Zurich on the 24th March - Apply to take part