This year, Chicago Code Camp has opened up a unique track just for hands on development. Anyone that registers for this will be working on with the Humanatarian Toolbox in a Give Camp style event that will run simultaneously as a Chicago Code Camp track.
What Is Humanatarian Toolbox?
Humanitarian Toolbox (HTBox) is a charity supporting disaster relief organizations with open source software and services. We are developers, designers, testers, and industry professionals who want to contribute our unique skills in disaster relief aid. Whether it is through creating apps that map the spread of disease or maintaining software that helps to optimize the delivery of relief supplies, Humanitarian Toolbox has a goal of creating software and programs for relief organizations to have ready in times of need.
What makes HTBox unique is our focus on sustainability through the use of Open Source software. Developers want to give to charity using their skills – building software. But how do you build the right thing for the right folks? HTBox deals with the requirements gathering part of the process so that developers can concentrate on development. And it’s not only for developers – there are lots of skills needed to build software beyond development.
What to expect?
Bring your coding, testing or design skills and contribute to open source projects to be used by disaster response, preparedness and humanitarian organizations. As an open source non-profit organization, Humanitarian Toolbox’s solutions enable other non-profit organizations to deliver greater impact to communities. Join us to help build solutions that save lives.