In the spirit of giving back, one of my favorite activities throughout the year is giving back to my community at GiveCamp.  Sometimes as technologists, it’s often difficult to find ways for us to give back.  What better way then to donate some of your mad technical skills and time to an amazing charity providing help with their projects like web sites, mobile applications, databases, etc.  These non-profit groups most likely don’t have funds to hire consultants and rely on folks like you and I to help them further their cause.  If you have not participated in one of these events before, I highly recommend it.