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Palo Alto Online’s “First Person” Interview with Jim Fruchterman

Our neighbors at Palo Alto Online have featured our CEO, Jim Fruchterman, in their “First Person” video series. The series includes one-on-one interviews with locals who are making a difference in the community. In the conversation, Jim describes the journey that led him from studying engineering at Cal Tech to the founding of Benetech. He also talks about how while most companies focus on developing technology that will generate big profits, Benetech, as a nonprofit, focuses on developing technology for social good.

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When Flexibility Becomes an Operating Principle: Lessons from a Nonprofit

SocialCoding4Good began with the idea of building a sort of Match.com for tech volunteerism — an algorithmic platform that would match individual software developers to nonprofit organizations that were building open source software for socially good causes. Everything would be automated, everyone would get what they needed and our idea would help change the world! At the time of inception, venturing into the world of corporate social responsibility was not even on our roadmap. The problem: our idea wouldn’t address the real challenge…

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Coverage of Landmark “Treaty for the Blind” Notes Benetech’s Role

The role that Benetech, and our CEO Jim Fruchterman, have played in the adoption of the historic “Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled,” has been been noted in some recent media coverage and through other media channels.

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Computerworld UK Features SocialCoding4Good in Coverage of Open Source

Computerworld UK magazine, known as the “Voice of IT Management,” published an article about evaluating open source projects and featured Benetech’s SocialCoding4Good initiative.

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Benetech CEO to Receive Highest Honor in Blindness Field

Prestigious “Migel Medal” Awarded by American Foundation for the Blind (AFB); Recognizes Exceptional Career-Long Accomplishments Benetech’s President and CEO, Jim Fruchterman, has been selected to receive the highest honor in the blindness field — the 2013 Migel Medal. The award will be presented on Saturday, April 20, 2013, during the American Foundation for the Blind’s […]

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