What is Compile KC?
Compile KC is a 3-day event that pairs local Kansas City nonprofits with tech, design and marketing professionals for a weekend of fun and giving back. In one weekend we aim to give our selected nonprofits a new web site, updates to an existing web site, small online applications, branding, marketing, social media engagement or storytelling and brand awareness.
Nonprofits often do not have the funds to get these types of services, while tech, design and marketing professionals may not volunteer for charity work because the needs are not adequately publicized.
Is Compile KC only for Developers?
No way! We want developers, designers, business analysts, project managers, SEO, branding/marketing experts so we can have a robust team that can work together to makes things happen!
What can I expect if I attend?
Technology professionals accepting the challenge to volunteer their weekend to help nonprofits, who in turn better serve our community with usable, visible, web sites or functional applications.
Swag for all attendees
Food catered throughout the event; breakfast, lunch and dinner
Awards Ceremony at the end of the event
Do I have to stay the whole time?
We break every night at 2:00 A.M. and regroup at 6:00 A.M. We understand this is a big commitment. You are not required to stay the entire time. However, the more time you can commit, the greater it will improve the experience for you, your fellow teammates and the nonprofits we are helping out. Amazing ideas and great teams fall apart when people bail and the remaining members are left to complete the process. This event is all about donating your time and talent to give back to your local community.
Each participant will be a part of a team for a nonprofit. We expect each of these teams to self manage and communicate when they'll be at the event space.
How much does it cost?
This event is FREE! All meals are included. We rely solely on the generosity of our sponsors to make this event possible.
Friday, April 13th
- 6:00 P.M. : Kickoff Ceremony
- 7:00 P.M. : Start working!
- 2:00 A.M. : Doors close
Saturday, April 14th
- 6:00 A.M. : Doors open
- Work during the day/night
- 2:00 A.M. : Doors close
Sunday, April 15th
- 6:00 A.M. : Doors open
- 4:00 P.M. : Project work freeze
- 4:30 P.M. : Team demos
- 6:00 P.M. : Closing Ceremony
We are proud to announce the selected nonprofits for this years event.
On Eagles Wings Farm will love, serve and restore hope to children and families facing trials and traumas of life by meeting physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We will accomplish this by providing a Christian home of Refuge, Restoration and Renewal.
Needs: New Website, Social Media
Lead to Read connects trusted, caring adult volunteers (called Readers) with kids in grades 1 through 4 from every walk of life. Once a week, for 30 minutes, Readers and kids explore the world by reading books provided by the children’s teachers, in the safety and security of an elementary school classroom.
Needs: Print design, Email marketing, Social Media
The mission of Redemptorist Social Services Center is to prevent a temporary crisis from becoming a permanent tragedy. The Center's programs of assistance stabilize individuals, families and neighborhoods with long-term results benefiting the entire community.
Needs: Marketing plan, Brand Awareness, Social Media
For over 56 years, the Myasthenia Gravis Association has been devoted to our mission, to increase public awareness and provide MG-specific educational opportunities. We serve those living with MG, their family and friends in Missouri, Kansas and NW Arkansas.
Needs: Website updates, SEO
The mission of Connecting For Good is to provide computer skills, computers, and internet access to low and moderate income communities. Building a connected future for all—that through Digital Literacy Training, low-cost computers and Internet access, low income residents will achieve measurable and sustainable gains in Education, Employment, Economic Impact, and the Environment.
Needs: Marketing plan, Brand Awareness
The mission of AngelEyes Maternity Home is to give pregnant teens a safe place to live while providing them with the resources, education and job training needed to prepare for motherhood, successful independent living, eliminate future unplanned pregnancies and prevent homelessness.
Needs: Custom software/database development
1712 Main St #200
Kansas City, MO 64108
Directions and Parking Instructions
Plexpod Crossroads is located at 1712 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64108. The building is on the southwest corner of 17th and Main Street, across from Ruins Pub. Enter through the door located on Main Street marked “Plexpod”. Take the stairs to the 2nd floor. Please sign in at the top of the stairs at the coffee bar. Ramp access is available on the northwest side (back) of the building. There is free 3-hour street parking is available directly in front of the building on Main Street or nearby on Baltimore Avenue.
The KC Streetcar line runs directly in front of the building on Main Street with the closest stop being “Kauffman Center” at 16th street.
Park anywhere along the streetcar line and ride to Plexpod Crossroads!