With nine offices around the world, Originate is a global company. But we also see ourselves very much as a local company.
We forge deep connections with the cities and neighborhoods in which we are based and we help community businesses around the country. We organize meetups for tech enthusiasts, we develop partnerships with companies that help people hire the best people in their communities, and we support initiatives that strengthen charitable foundations and nonprofits in the cities where we work.
On August 8, 2014, Originate will sponsor the opening dinner of Vegas GiveCamp that will launch a weekend of coding for charity. The Las Vegas event is part of a national initiative that takes place in cities around the country. Started by Microsoft’s Chris Koenig, GiveCamp is a weekend hack-a-thon that brings together tech experts who donate their time and talent to local nonprofits, developing software solutions—everything from apps to databases—all for free.
Last year, Vegas GiveCamp partnered eighteen Las Vegas nonprofits and charities with fifty tech volunteers—amounting to an estimated $100,000 worth of contributed time. This year, seventy volunteers are expected to turn out to help 30 local nonprofits and charities.
Our CEO, Rob Meadows, grew up in the Las Vegas area and The Innevation Center, where Vegas GiveCamp will take place, is home to our Nevada office. We love Vegas GiveCamp not only because it takes place in our backyard and helps strengthen a city we love, but because it is an elegant way to strengthen the talented work of charities we all care about—matching them directly with expertise in our area.
We’re looking forward to a successful GiveCamp this year!