At its simplest, donate:code is a way for causes to find people to help with projects that they can’t afford to allocate a budget to, and for IT professionals to use their expertise as something to donate to these causes.
A cause could be a charity, school or community group. And in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are small businesses that need technical assistance for a variety of reasons, from adding online payments & ordering, to those who will use the time their business is shutdown to rebuild their web presence.
The work can range from a simple website update, or getting a social network up and running. How about more ambitious causes who want to build an app to generate some extra revenue? There’s just one problem – the cost of getting someone with the technical skills to help. Wouldn’t it be great if someone could donate their time?
Software developers, web and graphic designers excel in their fields. But they know that to be better, they need more experience. Instead of putting time into side projects that go nowhere, why not donate time and expertise to a group that really needs your help. Increase your portfolio, and gain some extra karma while you do. Learn how to work with diverse customers, and make your CV stand out.