“A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.”
The people of DesignHammer are committed to the health and well being of the community. Through working with web industry, community and non-profit organizations, we strive to give back wherever possible.
Thank you for taking a moment to learn about a few of our friends:
participation: sponsor (2008–2013) & presenter (2007–2011)
BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences whose content is provided by participants. BarCampRDU started in 2006 and focuses on Internet and technology based interests.
For more information, visit barcamp.org/BarCampRDU
Carolina Innovations Seminar
participation: sponsor (2010–2011)
As an outreach of the Office of Technology Development at the Universitey of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Carolina Innovations Seminar brings together researchers, and entrepreneurs to foster innovation throughout the state of North Carolina.
For more information, visit otd.unc.edu/carolina_innovations_seminar.php
participation: sponsor (2009–Present)
The Carolina Theatre of Durham, Inc. is a non-profit organization which manages the city-owned Carolina Theatre, and dedicated to presenting vibrant, thought-provoking film and live performances that contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of downtown Durham and the Triangle Region.
For more information, visit carolinatheatre.org
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce
participation: member & sponsor (2001–2013)
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce serves and advances the business interests of Chamber members and supports the mission of the Chamber Foundation for a Sustainable Community.
For more information, visit carolinachamber.org
participation: sponsor (2011–Present)
The Drupal Association is an organization dedicated to helping the open-source Drupal CMS project flourish. The Association helps the Drupal community with funding, infrastructure, events, promotion and distribution.
For more information, visit association.drupal.org
Green Plus: Institute for Sustainable Development
participation: member (2010–Present)
The Institute seeks to educate, motivate, and recognize smaller enterprises for their efforts toward greater sustainability regardless of their means, and to extend practical knowledge and expertise in sustainability by developing new leaders in the field.
For more information, visit gogreenplus.org
Habitat for Humanity
participation: sponsor (2006–2013)
Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.5 million people.
For more information, visit orangehabitat.org
participation: sponsor & presenter (2010)
A regional conference held since 2008, the Internet Summit has supported web oriented entrepreneurial activity, innovation, and the resultant economic development of the southeast region.
For more information, visit internetsummit.com/
NC Green Power
participation: sponsor (2011)
The goal of NC GreenPower, an independent, nonprofit organization, is to supplement the state's existing power supply with more green energy — electricity generated from renewable energy sources like the sun, wind and organic matter.
For more information, visit ncgreenpower.org
participation: presenter (2011–13) & sponsor (2012–13)
NCTech4Good is the regional network for sharing knowledge about technologies that can advance the mission of nonprofit organizations. This sharing occurs during monthly meetings, as well as annual conferences.
For more information, visit nctech4good.org
Orange County Buy Local Task Force
participation: member & sponsor (2009–2010)
Buy Local is a grassroots initiative for those who believe in the benefit of spending money in the communities where they live, work, and play. Paying attention to where you shop can have a major impact on improving your community’s quality of life.
For more information, visit webuylocal.org
participation: presenter (2009)
In the spirit of BarCamp, ProductCamp is a user generated unconference, focused on Product Management and Marketing.
For more information, visit barcamp.org/ProductCampRTP2
The RTP Search Engine Optimization Meetup Group
participation: host, sponsor & presenter (2009–Present)
The RTP Search Organization Meetup Group seeks to gather those in the community that are interested in issues related to SEO and share techniques, advice, as well as discuss hot topics on improving methods for working with search engines.
For more information, please visit meetup.com/rtpSEO
TriDUG (Triangle Drupal Users' Group)
participation: member & sponsor (2010–present), presenter (2011–2012)
TriDug connects Drupal users in the Triangle to broaden the skills of new Drupal developers and grow the knowledge of experienced developers. The group seeks to widen exposure of Drupal and it's capabilities to the large technical community within the Research Triangle.
For more information, visit meetup.com/triDUG
TriUPA (Triangle Usability Professionals Association)
participation: member & sponsor (2010–Present)
TriUPA, founded in 2005, is a local chapter of the Usability Professionals’ Association focused on building and supporting the local community of practitioners in usability testing, user research, interaction design and information architecture.
For more information, visit triupa.org
White House Roundtable: 100 Strategies for Winning the Future
participation: participant (2011)
In Spring 2011, Administration officials coordinated 100 Roundtables with Americans all across the country. Hosted by members of communities around the country, these roundtables allowed Americans to discuss issues relevant to their communities.
For more information, visit whitehouse.gov/youngamericans