We are working with local nonprofit organizations to provide a pro-bono technical consulting service. We will pair MIT students in computer science with organizations (usually one student per organization) to provide advice and help regarding all sorts of technical matters, such as maintaining blog or CMS installations, hosting servers, giving advice on what software to use, and so on.
Students will be in regular contact with organizations, and they’ll be spending roughly 1-2 hours per week giving advice and working on small technical tasks.
MIT students will be meeting once a week (time TBD) throughout the semester to get work done. Code for Good will be providing mentorship and snacks at these meetings.
The length of the engagement between the nonprofit, Code for Good, and the student will be a single semester, but we expect that many students will want to continue working with their nonprofits for subsequent semesters.
Applications for Fall 2019 will open in late August.