Who Are We?
Code the Change helps computer scientists use their skills for social change. For the past four years, we have put on Code Jams at Stanford where students program for nonprofits for a day. We have been sponsored by Facebook, Google, Apple, and most of the other big name high tech companies, and we recently got an award from Bill Clinton.
Now, we're spreading to the top CS schools so that more nonprofits can get help and so that more computer scientists can change the world, and we are now looking for new student leaders at the University of South Carolina to put on events!
Why Get Involved?
Develop a relationship with high tech companies and nonprofits -- you will be the point person for high tech sponsors and recruiters and for the directors of our nonprofit beneficiaries. This is a great way to learn about their organizations, to figure out where you want to work, and to have an automatic in when you apply for a job.
Become a centerpiece in your school's CS community -- the events that you put on will be fun opportunities for computer scientists to get to know each other, and you'll be the one bringing everyone together. Soon, you'll be well known among both students and professors.
Save the world -- the work that you do makes a difference, and it is tremendously rewarding to see the impact that you have. Code the Change works with everything from local organizations that help kids get into college to organizations doing agricultural disease detection using Android in Uganda, so no matter what issue you care about, you'll be able to work on projects that are important to you.