💛 Interested in using technology for social good?
This is an opportunity to:
→ Get started on one of our open-source civic tech projects.
→ Work on your own project, and perhaps find collaborators
→ Network and find out about tech projects that are in service of others.
Check out the promo video created by community member Una Karlsen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJu_KeYvZxg!
Have a look at the projects you can get involved in: https://bit.ly/2OQHhG6
Havea any questions or struggling to find the venue? Please give us a call on[masked].
👪 Can I join?
Due to the nature of the projects we tend to attract a lot of programmers, however, we are in dire need of the following:
- Digital Designers
- Project Managers
- Engaged Citizens
🚐 What about transport?
We have lots of free parking right at the door if you are coming by car or motorcycle.
Unfortunately, due to limited interest, the fortnightly shuttle service has been discontinued.
🍝 What about dinner?
We have a fully kitted out kitchen, with a sandwich toaster and oven. We provide bread and toppings (bacon, ham, green pepper, cheese, mushrooms, etc.) on the house if you want to make your own toasted sandwich. We also have some frozen pizza bases in the freezer if you want to turn the above into a pizza in our oven.
However, attendees are more than welcome to bring their own dinner or order pizza/takeout. Did we mention that we also have a coffee machine, snacks and free drinks?
💻 What should I bring?
We encourage you to (if you are able to) bring a laptop along - we have a working space and super-speedy internet already set up. However, there are couches and a kitchen too if you just want to hang out and network with community members.
🎺 Is anything specific planned?
These are not structured meetups, with a set agenda, speakers and all that jazz. Instead, these evenings carve out a time and space for magic to happen, which we believe it can and will with the right setting and a diverse group of people gathering together with a shared vision of creating cool stuff that makes a difference in someone's life.
However, we formally kick off the evening at 19:00 with some introductions and checking in with all projects currently looking for contributors (and contributors looking for projects).
📡 Can I get involved remotely?
We have a very active online discussion channel on the "ZA Tech" Slack workspace. Please please pop in and introduce yourself:
1️⃣ Request an invite to "ZA Tech" (a discussion platform used by the South African tech community): https://zatech-slack-inviter.herokuapp.com/
2️⃣ Once in, go to channels in "ZA Tech" and search for "codebridge-newlands".
3️⃣ Click the join button at the bottom of the screen and introduce yourself (we are a super friendly bunch)!
4️⃣ Make sure to also join our sister channel "#tech-for-good" if you are interested in exploring ways in which tech can be used for social good in South Africa.