15 Dec 2012
GIVE.sg is built with Stripes. Fortunately, we will only migrate the data. The wanted functionality is already built in GIVEasia.org.
When I first volunteered with GIVE, I almost screamed when I found out that they use Java/Stripes. (Hint: I hate Java. though in any coding competition I've joined, I use Java).
At the time, the founders are okay with me building the new product, GIVEasia, on Rails + MongoDB.
It is kind of a surprise to me that GIVEasia have been progressing pretty well without me doing anything for the last 3 months. Aseem and YuMing seems to do pretty well at running a non-profit product.
On September 2012, we raised nothing… On October 2012, $50K went through GIVEasia. On November 2012, $100K went through. This month, it might be a little bit low, but I'm guessing it should be around $80K. After this sprint, we should raise much higher amount per month.
We are killing GIVE.sg and moving everything to GIVEasia.org. The users' information was already migrated like 4 months ago. I'm planning to migrate all the transactions' information as well.
We are expanding to Hong Kong and India; We are building the country-manager feature, which will allow a country manager to manage all the charities within her/his country.
And we will have to support multiple currencies as well.
I'll have 4 days during Christmas, and I want to hit all the 3 goals. Here are the summary of the 5 goals:
Let's all pray I achieve all of them.
PS. This annoucement is for eliminating the procrastination