Tuesday, February 03, 2009

FeedANeed.org Exceeding All Expectations - Awesome Partner Count Triples, 3100+ Hours of Service, and Xboxes!

We've only got 2 weeks remaining with FEEDaNEED and the project's success has really impressed us. In a little over a month we've received a tremendous amount of attention, a ton of new partners, and most importantly, lots of volunteers (over 750 and still growing). Thank you.

Presently, we've got 3,100+ hours of volunteer time pledged and growing -- at the California minimum wage ($8.00 per hour) that alone is over $24,800 worth of donated work. But considering the high level of skill found in our volunteers, that number is about as conservative as possible.

We're still taking volunteers, but with less than two weeks until the deadline, we're not going to be able to place you in time to win some awesome prizes. But we're not stopping FEEDaNEED. In fact, we've got an exciting announcement to come.

Erik and I have been keeping track of shoutouts here -- thank you for generating so much attention and let me know if we missed your blog entry, tweet, or FEEDaNEED tattoo.

And finally, our partners list has grown quite nicely, too. We've got some very awesome partners who've generously given to this project. The rest of this entry will be used to shower praise on them. Thank you, awesome partners.

The Daily WTFIf you've ever felt bad about checking-in a barely-test kludge, you can now code guilt-free (without having to refactor, test, or even log a bug) with WTF-Code Offsets!
Your Electronics Open SourceVoucher of 100 ($ or € or £ - it depends on the winner country) to spend in the Farnell catalog!
Aviary & Worth100Signed schwag and 10 free Aviary pro accounts (worth $100 each)!
I Wear Your ShirtJason wears your shirt - whatever shirt you want - on February 18th, 2009 to be broadcast to the world!
Cyanide & HappinessSigned merch!
FarkHeadline shirts, old school shirts, and possibly having Drew Curtis buy you a beer (provided you two happen to be in the same town at the same time)
Stuff White People LikeSigned books and hot new shirts
Dinosaur ComicsAssorted schwag and a signed book, too
Sex PantherSex Panther cologne with some Sex Panther-branded awesome goods
Duck Duck GoSchwag!
PwnedSchwag, 15,000 Pwned Points (roughly equiv. to a free game), and a Nintendo Wii or Xbox 360 Arcade
dawdleGame of your choosing (US$60 or less) for PS3, 360, Wii, PS2, XBOX, GameCube, or DS
FogbugzKiwi schwag and Flip MinoHD camcorder emblazened with Fogbugz kiwi
Brandfuel PromotionsPremium schwag!
Chris ComputingA brand new Dell computer - Vostro 220 or better
RetailMeNotUS$2,000 worth of tshirt vouchers
Buy It Like You Mean ItShirts and chocolate bars
Sunlight FoundationSchwag!
picwingIntel D945GCLF Essential Series Mini-ITX DDR2 667 Intel Graphics Integrated Atom Processor Desktop Board + processor with power supply unit and low profile heat sink
TicketStumblerVoucher for US$200 worth of tickets
Foundry CommunicationsDVD Box sets
BaconFreakBacon goodness
DestructoidXbox 360, two of the latest games, Dtoid stickers, buttons, & new shirts
xkcdAssorted xkcd gear - with autographs!
ars technicaSchwag!
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