Dashboard Developers Donating Time to Help Charities

Xcelsius Reportapalooza Challenge 4On Monday October 18th, Reportapalooza introduced the entries to it’s fourth installment of the “virtual” reality show style campaign in a challenge dubbed “Dash for Charity”. In this challenge, the experts were paired with a charity to design and develop a visual model using SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards (Xcelsius). The goal of each dashboard was to help promote and spread awareness for each expert’s chosen charity.

For me, this has been the highlight of Reportapalooza. And I’ve been looking forward to this challenge since the beginning of the campaign. I love the idea of donating my time and energies on a project that could potentially make a difference in someone’s life. Hopefully all of our dashboards will be used to help the people that actually “help people” – long after the campaign is over.

As someone passionate about education, City Year Greater Philadelphia was an ideal selection for me because of their significant work with students in the Philadelphia area. City Year corps members are real life hero’s in the lives of thousands of students every year. With tutoring, mentoring, and positive “near peer” interaction, more students are graduating in Greater Philadelphia every year!

Please take a look at every dashboard entry then vote for your favorite. All are very worthy of your consideration. Use this link to access the showcase of entries. The winning dashboard wins $1,000 for their charity – so please choose wisely.

Below is the list of entries in no particular order:

City Year Greater Philadelphia

City Year Greater Philadelphia – by Jim Brogden

NPower Pennsylvania – developed by Brian Durning

NPower Pennsylvaniaby Brian Durning

Career Wardrobe – developed by Jamie Oswald

Career Wardrobedeveloped by Jamie Oswald

Academy of Hope – developed by David Deitch

Academy of Hopedeveloped by David Deitch

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Ronald McDonald House BC developed by Mico Yuk

Please feel free to email me with any questions.

Thank you!

Jim Brogden – jim.brogden@daugherty.com