Last weekend I was in Cambridge for the fourth annual New England GiveCamp, which brings together tech and design people with nonprofits in need of their help.
Again this year, I was team lead for The Esplanade Association, a nonprofit which cares and advocates for the eponymous park along the Charles River on the Boston side.
Last year, I lead the team that rebuilt the association’s website on a WordPress backend, tossing in some scheduling and form feedback bells and whistles.
This year, TEA was looking for an interactive map of the park. They had an embedded Google Map, but it was, in a word (and a pun), pedestrian: stock icons, little detail in generic infoWindows, etc. Expedient, but hardly exciting.
That enthusiasm and ownership served us well, even allowing us (well, not “us”; Nate) to tackle fixing the website’s CSS to be responsive to screen size, in effect making it mobile.