Habitat for Humanity at Tech·Ed 2010

Charity: Habitat for Humanity
When: Saturday June 5, 2010
Where: New Orleans, LA

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It has been four years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the gulf coast as the worst civil disaster in American history. It is estimated that 400,000 jobs were lost and 275,000 homes were destroyed, ten times as many as any other natural disaster in US history. The total cost is estimated at $100 billion in damages making Katrina the most costly hurricane in US history. Up to 15 million people were affected by Hurricane Katrina, and New Orleans itself is still struggling to rebuild.

One of the biggest needs is for new housing, and to help we've arranged for a volunteer group to work with Habitat for Humanity to help rebuild New Orleans on Saturday June 5th, 2010, the Saturday before Tech·Ed. This is your opportunity to help an area that still has immense need, as well as to network with fellow geeks and eat more shrimp and oyster poboys! You should try the fried alligator too.

Sponsors

We are proud to announce Microsoft as our primary sponsor for this event. In addition, Julie Lerman is donating a signed copy of Programming Entity Framework (1st or 2nd edition) to a random participant.