In 2007, the owners of an historic Berkeley institution announced they were closing the Berkeley Iceland rink and selling it to a developer to be raised for new condominiums. Save Berkeley Iceland (SBI) was formed shortly after to build community support for saving the landmark building and the community rink. In addition to having a leadership role in SBI, I acted as the chief technology officer, establishing a web presence with related apps to manage the efforts.

The site was built on the Drupal framework to provide a base to easily manage the organizations plans, proposals and efforts to achieve our goal of maintaining a community treasure. To aid in the efforts, the site was build to include CiviCRM to manage the non-profit's events and volunteer efforts. While the full goal of preserving the rink were not met, SBI's efforts lead to the building being judged eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

Tools Used:

  • Drupal 6
  • CiviCRM linked through Drupal module
  • Eclipse IDE