Ending the first campaign

Howdy - I'm sorry I haven't been blogging quite as much as I was hoping, but I've spent the past two weeks face down in code, completing pre-course assignments for the MakerSquare curriculum.

It is very clear to me that I'm not going to be able to give the site - and you - the attention that you deserve while I'm attending MakerSquare. I also think that it might be better to revisit this idea after graduation, where not only can I build a better website but I may have more connections in the tech industry. For that reason, I've decided to call an end to the first campaign at $2,486 and 35 individual donors.

If you donate at this time, that money will still go to help someone else through code-camp, though I won't be using that money to pay for my own tuition. However, I would recommend waiting until I can set up a full 501(c)3 scholarship to do so.

Don't get me wrong - this was an experiment, and any experiment that you get data from is a success. I think I know what I need to do to make this a sustainable scholarship in the future.

So, where does this leave us? Well:

  • At $2,486 and 14.6% of the goal raised, my "payback" contribution will be 2.65% of my first year's salary or a minimum of $2,610, whichever is higher.

  • I'm going to need to change the name of this site to "You sent this guy to code camp."

  • I need to start writing some nice thank-you notes.

Thank you for everything you've done for me. Now, the hard part begins.

-- Brian Boyko

Brian Boyko

Read more posts by this author.

Austin, Texas

Subscribe to Brian Boyko

Get the latest posts delivered right to your inbox.

or subscribe via RSS with Feedly!