This past week I participated in Connecticut's 5th Mission of Mercy free dental clinic in Danbury, CT. In two days the clinic treated over 2,000 patients and provided over $1.3 million in free dental care to those in need.
Way back in 2009 I wrote a Rails application to handle the logistics of running these massive clinics. This past year several Mendicant community members helped me upgrade the app to Rails 3.1 and add several new features to streamline the check-in process.
I hope these pictures from the clinic help illustrate how a handful of developers from around the world can come together and make a real positive impact on people's lives
by Jordan Byron
March 29, 2012