Tuesday Trainings: How do I contribute to WordPress? Part 3

Proposal: Centralized global do_action charity hackathons

Posted by Dot Org Community on September 1, 2021 at 4:47 am
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Earlier this year, I proposed an update to do_action charity hackathons. My proposal was to expand the program, leveraging the WordPress Foundation’s mission (“to make sure we can continue to serve the public good through freely accessible software.”), in order to better support non-profits during the COVID-19 pandemic.  So far, three applications for do_action events have come in this year, out of which, one event has been completed (do_action Karnataka 2021), and yet another one is already on the schedule (do_action Nigeria 2021).  do_action charity hackathons are a great way to make a lasting positive impact on regional local communities, because of how they empower non-profits with an online presence. I strongly feel that we can make even more of a more lasting impact on the global community by expanding this program. Towards this goal, I propose an idea (that was originally suggested by @andreamiddleton): How about organizing centralized, global do_action charity hackathons several times throughout the year, where volunteers build websites for non-profits from all corners of the world?  The idea in brief I’ll be clear — I do not mean to suggest that we close down local/regional do_action events. Local/regional events are quite effective and I vote for…

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