Techies without borders
I've worked for several NGO's for the last 10 years. I was very active with environmental groups as an activist and I've had the honor of visiting several jails all over europe for it. And even though I still think it is important and necessary, I have had a shift in thought in the last 6 months and was looking for new ways of being more productive, and I came to the conclusion that one of the best ways of helping is out is by doing what I can do best. In my case, that's in the field of computer engineering. Of course I'd love to spend some time with a cool company like Inveneo out in the field, but sometimes it isn't possible. And not everybody can up with something as cool as Samasource. I had already been donating time to opensource projects, why not donate 5% of my time helping out in different NGO or "opensocial" projects?