For the past few months I've been participating with Code for DC, a Code for America brigade. As part of this work I even joined a civic tech podcast for a discussion about one of the projects we're working on (I'll post that in the comments).
Like most volunteer organizations, I've seen how the leaders of the brigade struggle to understand the impact of their work. Anyway, all this led me to wonder how open source is impacting other communities. So, I thought it might be worth asking:
- How has open source impacted your local community (if at all)?
- Has your journey as a developer given you new tools you can use to help your community?
- What are some ways that open source COULD help your local community, but currently doesn't?