Next Friday, 8 Hours' Overtime for a Good Cause will take place in (at least) 16 cities on 3 continents. In Rio de Janeiro, Tilburg, Leeuwarden, San Fransisco, Leiden, Delft, Groningen, Brasov, Tomar, Portalegre, Utrecht, Bucharest, Amersfoort, The Hague, 's-Hertogenbosch and Nijmegen people will donate 8 hours of their time to help out local causes.
This crowd will use their combined creativity to solve real challenges, share their skills (and learn some new ones), meet new friends and enjoy a great night. The whole event is organized bottom-up by local volunteers, without a budget (at least not a monetary budget) and might differ in every city, to suit the local context.
What's the same in every participating city though, is that this event would not be possible without the hard (voluntary) work of many many people. All of you, thanks so much and have a great night!
If you are one of the participants: These'll be some of the best hours of overtime you've ever had :) Go work your *ss off for a local cause and have lots of fun doing so!
If you are a representative of a good cause: It's very rare that you can be part of a group of people working this hard just for you! Enjoy the end results as well as the incredible process!
If you are one of the organizers: This is what you've worked so hard for. The event wouldn't have taken place without your efforts. Now it's time for you to sit back and enjoy the magic!
If you are one of the sponsors: It's incredible what can be achieved if everyone pitches in a little of what they have plenty of. Thanks so much for your donations in time, goods, ideas, network, ...!
If you are none of the above: Keep an eye out for #8i2014 on your favorite social networks and for future reports on this blog. There will be tweets, pictures, videos, livestreams, etcetera covering the night. I bet you'll want to be part of this next year!
(8 Hours' Overtime for a Good Cause 2015 will take place on 27 March 2015 ;))