Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes and contribute in a myriad of ways. At Benetech, we rely on an army of volunteers, advisors, mentors, ambassadors, experts, working groups, and community leaders to help us achieve our mission, which is to empower communities by creating scalable technology solutions. Without their collective expertise and skills, the reach and impact of our work would not be as great. Thank you to all of the volunteers and community members who advance our software for social good mission.
Three short years ago, the idea for SocialCoding4Good began forming at OSCON, O’Reilly’s annual open source conference. When we presented SocialCoding4Good at last year’s OSCON, we were struck by the number of people who shared their own experiences contributing to global Humanitarian Free and Open Source Software (HFOSS) projects. It’s time for us to take the next step, and support this growing contributor community. To that end, we’re thrilled to officially introduce our new Developer Community Manager, Emma Irwin. In Portland? Meet Emma Irwin in person at OSCON this week.