A week prior to the coding weekend, we all get together for a meet and greet that includes volunteers and nonprofits.
Charities will each give a two-minute presentation about who they are and what they hope to get out of their GiveCamp project. This will take maybe half an hour. We will also hand out one-page developer-written technical summaries of the projects.
Then, during the next half hour, developers get time to chat with the charities, review the summaries, and select their charity preferences.
We'll provide snacks and appetizers! :)