Coding Dojo just announced Tech for America. As a leading technology education company, Coding Dojo is aiming to unleash 4500 of its alumni to volunteer in web and software development roles for businesses in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At launch, more than 100 have already signed up to help.
"No one knows when society will go back to normal, but there is comfort to be found in that uncertainty,” Richard Wange, Coding Dojo CEO, commented in a press release. “We’re all in this together, even if we’re isolated from one another. We hope Tech for America helps small businesses survive COVID-19 and believe programs like this will help us grow stronger as communities and as a country.”
Specific projects that Coding Dojo alumni are available for include maintaining existing sites, adding functionality to existing sites, and assisting in other ways. For those in need of development assistance, who think Coding Dojo can help, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Coding Dojo will pair alumni with businesses based on proficiency required and locality.
While Coding Dojo is launching with 100 volunteers, it expects to grow that network. After the COVID-19 crisis eases, Coding Dojo plans to transform the program to assist nonprofit and charitable organizations with needed tech resources through its Code for Change program. Visit Tech for America to learn more.