Myself and Heidi (another GFN-er) came up with ‘Give a Buck’. You give a ‘buck’, then ask your friends and the media to ‘give a f**k’ via twitter.
Technologically it was pretty interesting for me.
- I played with Twitter OAuth for this first time
- Created some Gamification elements where you could see the ‘ripple effect’ of your donation and subsequent donations from people who signed up via your shared link.
- Played with network calculations and smart caching (only updating values through caluclations based on relations)
All in all we raised over £100 which may not seem like much, but it’ll feed 6 children for a week, which as far as I’m concerned, is easily worth a few days of my time.
See the project description on 50/50 here
UPDATE The challenge had long since finished and the ‘giveabuck.gd’ site has now expired, but I’ve put a screenshot below so you can see what it used to look like.