We all are part of various communities — clubs, family, neighborhoods and work. Sometimes communities are social, purposeful, or just because there is a commonality — sometimes we help – sometimes we ask for help.
Right now one of our communities, technology experts from Ukraine, is in circumstances I can’t fully fathom but I know we should do what we can to help. I think of all the developers and IT specialists who are unable to work right now as they are protecting their lives — but I also imagine they are wondering what will happen to their job. The other side of this equation is the challenge this must be causing for those companies that are struggling to maintain their work, create new projects and serve their customers.
Here’s how we will help with the goal of helping Ukrainian developers be able to return to their work.
When we agree to take on a job from those in a war torn region, we ask that they return the work back to original techs once they are able to do so. We also be proactive with the technologists pass back the work the moment they are ready. In this way we act as a project caretaker and not a project taker.
If you need assistance whether technologist or client, let us know how we can help during this distressing time. Let me know how we can help: firstname.lastname@example.org
To my technology friends and competitors: please think about jumping in to do the same. Not so that we can gain work but so that we can help our communities displaced by war.