[TriZPUG] Non-profit opportunity: Support using Food Stamps at NC Farmer’s Markets

Chris Calloway cbc at unc.edu
Wed Feb 22 20:24:38 CET 2012

Although I can't take this opportunity, I'd like to endorse it. The 
ability to accept SNAP at farmer's markets has some far reaching effects 
in nutritional health and transportation energy savings. I hope somebody 
in our group answers this call.


Chris Calloway http://nccoos.org/Members/cbc
office: 3313 Venable Hall   phone: (919) 599-3530
mail: Campus Box #3300, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

On 2/20/2012 8:25 PM, Robby Dermody wrote:
> I have a great 5-10 hours/month opportunity with someone with decent
> software development skills. I work with a company called Leaflight, who
> handles the acceptance of SNAP (Food Stamps) and Credit Cards at a large
> percentage of the farmers’ markets in the state. It’s a good
> organization that’s been around for about 10 years now and is run my
> great people that truly care about helping people eat well and eat
> local, no matter what their socioeconomic background.
> This past year I built a web frontend/portal system for them (Django,
> MySQL, etc) that allows Farm Market managers to submit sales (token
> receipts) online, instead of having to fill out a paper form. This
> system works very well, and they’d like to expand on it, as well as
> taking on additional opportunities, such as mobile client development
> and development of a client on a cutting edge POS (point of sale)
> platform. I’ve been responsible for helping them out on the technology
> side for the past year, but unfortunately, I can’t commit the time I’d
> like to the project anymore as my growing business is consuming pretty
> much all of it.
> This is a great opportunity for anyone would like to put their skills to
> a very worthwhile use, as well as picking up new and interesting
> technology along the way. As I said before, the time commitment is
> rather minimal (5-10 hours per month I’d estimate). It is a volunteer
> position, and the ideal candidate would have a few years of development
> under his or her belt, along with being a self-learner/self-starter.
> Python/Django experience is welcome, but not required (you'd be free to
> use any technology you want for anything else but this one existing
> project).
> If you’re interested, email me personally at robbyd at paramise.com
> Thanks!
> Robby

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