Transforming Tech Skills into a Social Good Career

Udacity mentioned Code the Change on their career blog.  An exceprt:

Does this sound like you?

Many students are turned off of computer science because they think that it means working on excessively technical problems, and they can’t see the social impact of their work. Often, they don’t know who could use their help.

If so, then definitely check out Code the Change. They have a stated goal of helping computer scientists use their skills for social good, and have been working hard to address some of the challenges nonprofits face in finding computer science talent:

The great irony is that nonprofits and other organizations in the public and social sectors need computer science work now more than ever before; they just don’t have the same recruiting budgets that tech companies have.

 

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016