- Nathan Yergler, Creative Commons CTO will be kicking off the day, sharing his thoughts about the importance of open source software like CiviCRM to the success of non-profits and grass roots organizations, why Civi is important to Creative Common's mission, and what the horizon looks like.
- Cedric Brown, Director of the Mitch Kapor Foundation, along with Mitch Kapor (via video link) will be closing the day with their thoughts on the benefit propositions of open source software.
- In between, there will be a lots of great user AND developer oriented sessions including:
Gift aid is tax relief on money donated to UK charities: essentially, the UK government allows non profits to claim pay an extra 28% on each donation made by a UK taxpayer if they are a UK tax payer.
I am very excited to announce the first CiviCon! The day after DrupalCon this April, stick around in San Francisco for CiviCon. We'll have celebrity speakers, breakout sessions highlighting real-world examples of people making non-profits rock with CiviCRM, and ample opportunity to ask questions, meet people, and generally max out your CiviCRM fu. If you're reading this, you need to be there!
- @pearlbear: GPA on Donation Managment from #nten report: CiviCRM:3.85, Salesforce:3.67, Raiser's Edge:3.62, DIA:3.25, Convio:3.22.
- @geilhufe: CiviCRM gets straight As in 5/8 parts of an NPO's data ecosystem (NTEN Data Ecosystems
- @geilhufe: CiviCRM far ahead of competition yet again in independent Report
- @civicactions: Nice marks for @civicrm in the #NTEN 2009 Data Ecosystem Survey
It's 19.50, I'm in the train from Brussels to home, on my way back from the CiviCRM developer camp. Erik Brouwer has just left the train, Eagles on the headphone and there's a multicolored display of non-identifiable ligths thru the window.....just another 90 minutes and I will be on the couch with a glass of red, cats purring on my lap and telling Floor all about the two days. So what was it like, this developer camp?
Cross-posted at The Nerdy Adventures of Wes.
CiviCRM isn't always the most predictable codebase. Recently I needed to get and set some custom field values in a hook I was writing. The hook's job was to calculate some custom field values and create some contact references when a contribution was created or updated. As always, dlobo was a huge help (he's the CiviCRM guru, find him in #civicrm on Freenode). Here's what I did to set a couple of custom fields in my _pre hook: