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for_the_greater_good

A resource for listing things where we developers can use our coding skills for the greater good! If you have any ideas on organisations or things to add to the list, get hold of me over at http://www.olakarlsson.com or create a pull request :)

Global / International

Humanitarian Toolbox

http://www.htbox.org/

GitHub site at http://github.com/htbox with publically visible projects which at the moment that anyone can contribute to. There are more projects coming and they are activly looking for people to lead projects, so if interested contact them!

Volunteermatch.org

From their Website:

We bring good people & good causes together Find a cause that lights you up. Get in touch with a nonprofit that needs you.

They have a option where you can list either local or virtual opportunities and once in there you can drill into CAUSE AREAS and select Computers & Technology as your area. http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/virtual

Idealist.org

Similar to Volunteermatch, you can search for opportunities to help either locally or remotely. If you for example search for developer with the "Remote results only (worldwide)" option selected, you get a great long list of opportunities where you can help!

http://www.idealist.org/

Geeks Without Bounds

http://gwob.org/

Webmaker

Mozilla Webmaker creates software, projects and events that promote web literacy through making and sharing. We’re an open source project powered by makers, mentors and community leaders. We’d love you to get involved. Ways to contribute https://webmaker.org/getinvolved Contribute code (OSS) https://support.mozilla.org/sv/kb/contribute-webmaker-code

I Am The Cavalry

"The Cavalry is a grassroots organization that is focused on issues where computer security intersect public safety and human life." https://www.iamthecavalry.org/get-involved/

Hackathons

Random Hacks of Kindeness

Original main site seems down but Wikipedia has som info and links and there's a Facebook page that seems resonably active.

Give Camps

http://givecamp.org/ Mostly in the USA, site also lists a couple UK givecamps. However the main site and many of the ones linked seems out of date and no longer being kept up to date.

Khan Academy

Help by adding some helpful programs for others to learn from at the Khan Academy website https://www.khanacademy.org/

Build something educational

For your next hobby project, conside building a educational app/game like Get Water which educates in a fun way about water scarsity.

Coder Dojo

http://coderdojo.com/

Sahana Foundation

Register as a Sahana Service Provider. "We foresee that opportunities will be mostly part-time and short-term (~2-3 months), with limited opportunities for full-time/short-term and possibly one or two longer term (up to one year) positions. Otherwise, most positions will be staffed virtually/remotely with work done from home office/residences with no travel required. Clear demonstrated experience working independently, virtually and remotely with minimal direct supervision is required."

http://sahanafoundation.org/about-us/opportunities/

Sweden

Geek Girl Meetups (Swedish)

http://geekgirlmeetup.com/

Coder Dojo

Malmö - http://malmo.coderdojo.se/

Lund - http://lund.coderdojo.se/

Stockholm - http://coderdojostockholm.se/

Norrköping - http://coderdojonkpg.se/

Germany

Code For Germany

http://codefor.de/

Poland

ePF

ePF is one of the most important organizations acting upon open and transparent authorities as well as civil engagement. We want Poles to take advantage of their rights and engage in enhancing their country. http://epf.org.pl/eng

Code For Poland

http://blog.epf.org.pl/2014/02/koduj-dla-polski/

Ireland

###Code For Ireland http://codeforireland.com/

Croatia

Code For Croatia

https://codeforcroatia.org/

Open Zagreb

http://codeforcroatia.open.hr/openzagreb/

Code For ....

Started with Code For America? http://www.codeforamerica.org/about/

Spreading, now in many more countries, the Brigade http://www.codeforamerica.org/brigade/

THE CIVIC TECH ISSUE FINDER http://www.codeforamerica.org/geeks/civicissues

Links and resources to be sorted and checked

http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/141552/non-profit-technololgy-for-non-profits

NTEN - The Nonprofit Technology Network

NTEN: Where the Nonprofit Technology Community Meets http://www.nten.org/

NPower http://www.npower.org/Our-Purpose/Our-Purpose.aspx

http://www.idealware.org/

http://www.techsoup.org/

http://benetech.org/

Socialcoding4good

BRIDGING THE OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE, NONPROFIT AND CORPORATE TECH COMMUNITIES, SOCIALCODING4GOOD CONNECTS SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONALS WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER THEIR TIME AND TECHNICAL TALENT TO ORGANIZATIONS CREATING TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIAL GOOD.

http://www.socialcoding4good.org/home