Are you ready to make change happen?

Are you a software industry professional (software developer, software architect, product manager, QA engineer) in the Puget Sound area with some extra cycles that you'd like to use addressing big challenges like hunger, global health, human rights, or access to education? Can you commit to helping out in your spare time over the course of 3 months? If so, we'd love to talk to you about our pilot program.

Our pilot may be just the thing for you.

We believe that software industry professionals feel strongly compelled to give back, and they want to do so in a way that is effective and lasting. And we think there's no better way for them to make an impact than using their areas of expertise to address global challenges. This fall, we will put some of these ideas to the test by operating a very small pilot program. Here's how it will work:

  • We will recruit 5-7 technical volunteers, known as "GDG fellows"
  • We'll work with 2-3 developing world NGOs who have 5-7 unique projects
  • We'll host an orientation and periodic meetups in Seattle
  • Fellows will work from home, but coordinate with projects around the world using the magic of the internet
  • Fellows will deliver a major piece of functionality to sustainably help the developing world over the course of 3 months
  • Projects may include things like: an SMS-based system to remind Ugandan cancer patients about upcoming treatment appointments; a system for tracking poor farmers in Colombia who need better agricultural information; or a notification system to let poor workers in India know about better job opportunities.

We hope you'll agree with us that the pilot is a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact across the world without stepping on a plane.

Let's talk.

Does the pilot program sound like your cup of tea? Great! We'd love to discuss further. Please take a few minutes to complete our volunteer application so that we can get to know you better. You will hear from us within 2 business days.