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Tech for Social Good

Read our new research report on Open Source Software in India, Kenya, Egypt and Mexico

September 30, 2022
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Mala Kumar

@malakumar85

Employee Engagement

Apply now for GitHub Universe 2022 micro-mentoring

September 21, 2022
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Toya East

@toyae

Tech for Social Good

Social Impact, Tech for Social Good at UNGA77

August 31, 2022
Mala Kumar
Cynthia Lo

Mala Kumar, Cynthia Lo

Tech for Social Good

Skills-Based Volunteering case study - Security rapid risk assessments with the Norwegian Refugee Council

June 14, 2022
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Cynthia Lo

@csmlo

Employee Engagement

Employee Community Engagement through Volunteer Month 2022

June 8, 2022
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Toya East

@toyae

Tech for Social Good

External: Tech industry is uniquely placed to make the world a better place

May 21, 2022
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Mala Kumar

@malakumar85

Tech for Social Good

External: Exclusion begets Exclusion!

April 28, 2022
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Mala Kumar

@malakumar85

Tech for Social Good

Skills-Based Volunteering case study - Accessibility and technical documentation with Greenpeace

April 26, 2022
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Cynthia Lo

@csmlo

Tech for Social Good

Tech for Social Good is hiring two contractors

April 4, 2022
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Mala Kumar

@malakumar85

Tech for Social Good

The second MERL Center stipend application is now open

March 21, 2022
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Mala Kumar

@malakumar85

Tech for Social Good

The World Health Organization is launching its Open Source Programme Office

March 14, 2022
Mala Kumar
Bassem Dghaidi
Dusan Milovanovìc

Mala Kumar, Bassem Dghaidi, Dusan Milovanovìc

Tech for Social Good

GitHub Social Impact at MozFest 2022

March 1, 2022
Mala Kumar
Cynthia Lo
Camaley Jennings

Mala Kumar, Cynthia Lo, Camaley Jennings

Tech for Social Good

Participate in our new research project on standardized GitHub metrics

February 15, 2022
Mala Kumar
Cynthia Lo
Peter Cihon
Tarunima Prabhakar

Mala Kumar, Cynthia Lo, Peter Cihon, Tarunima Prabhakar

Tech for Social Good

How Tech for Social Good supported the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2021

January 24, 2022
Mala Kumar
Cynthia Lo
Camaley Jennings

Mala Kumar, Cynthia Lo, Camaley Jennings

Tech for Social Good

Tech for Social Good, 2021 Recap

December 13, 2021
Mala Kumar
Cynthia Lo
Camaley Jennings

Mala Kumar, Cynthia Lo, Camaley Jennings

Employee Engagement

Employee Champions inspire colleagues to give back

December 9, 2021
Camaley Jennings
Toya East

Camaley Jennings, Toya East

Employee Engagement

Volunteering with Brazil’s Social Opportunity Institute

November 18, 2021
Camaley Jennings
Pedro Lacerda

Camaley Jennings, Pedro Lacerda

Tech for Social Good

Guide to initiating a Skills-Based Volunteering Program

October 26, 2021
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Cynthia Lo

@csmlo

Tech for Social Good

Social Impact at GitHub Universe 2021

October 15, 2021
Mala Kumar
Toya East
Cynthia Lo
Camaley Jennings

Mala Kumar, Toya East, Cynthia Lo, Camaley Jennings

Employee Engagement

Apply now for GitHub Universe 2021 micro-mentoring

October 12, 2021
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Toya East

@toyae

Tech for Social Good

Skills-Based Volunteering case study - Data visualization with Mobile Pathways

October 4, 2021
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Cynthia Lo

@csmlo

Tech for Social Good

Dive into Skills-Based Volunteering’s Pilot Project with DHIS2

September 21, 2021
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Cynthia Lo

@csmlo

Tech for Social Good

Request for proposals: Defining standardized GitHub metrics

September 20, 2021
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Mala Kumar

@malakumar85

Tech for Social Good

The MERL Center website is now live!

September 8, 2021
Mala Kumar
Stephanie Coker

Mala Kumar, Stephanie Coker

Tech for Social Good

The Epidemiologist R Handbook, a new open source public health resource

August 16, 2021
Neale Batra
Mala Kumar

Neale Batra, Mala Kumar

Employee Engagement

Removing Barriers with Code Tenderloin

August 9, 2021
Toya East
Camaley Jennings

Toya East, Camaley Jennings

Tech for Social Good

Participate in our research project on OSS in the social sector in low- and middle-income countries

June 21, 2021
Mala Kumar
Gina Assaf

Mala Kumar, Gina Assaf

Strategy

GitHub Social Impact: How We're Driving Change with Social Sector Organizations

June 1, 2021
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Admas Kanyagia

@admaskan

Tech for Social Good

What are digital public goods and the DPGA?

May 31, 2021
Lucy Harris
Mala Kumar

Lucy Harris, Mala Kumar

Tech for Social Good

How Tech for Social Good Supported the SDGs in 2020

May 31, 2021
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Mala Kumar

@malakumar85

Tech for Social Good

Skills-Based Volunteering Program Design

May 24, 2021
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Cynthia Lo

@csmlo

Tech for Social Good

The Collaboration Power of the MERL Center

May 21, 2021
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Mala Kumar

@malakumar85

Tech for Social Good

External: Virtual Panel - How Open-Source is Helping to Change the World

May 20, 2021
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Mala Kumar

@malakumar85

Employee Engagement

Engaging employees through GitHub Gives 2020

May 10, 2021
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Toya East

@toyae

Tech for Social Good

The Social Sector is Contributing to the Broader OSS Ecosystem

May 1, 2021
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Mala Kumar

@malakumar85

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Comprehensive research, key findings and supporting documentation.

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Open Source Software in the Social Sector

Examining Barriers, Successes, and Opportunities

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Talks

Videos, podcasts and other external Social Impact team appearances.

Championing Open-Source in International Public Health: WHO and GitHub

Video

Championing Open-Source in International Public Health: WHO and GitHub

Linux Foundation Public Health

Keynote: How to Combat Global Systems of Oppression in the Tech Industry

Video

Keynote: How to Combat Global Systems of Oppression in the Tech Industry

DrupalCon Portland 2022

OSS in India, Kenya, Egypt, and Mexico

Video

OSS in India, Kenya, Egypt, and Mexico

MozFest 2022

How GitHub is Working Towards Making the World a Better Place

Podcast

How GitHub is Working Towards Making the World a Better Place

The Business of Vulnerability

Impact Evaluation: Centering Equity in Data Design

Video

Impact Evaluation: Centering Equity in Data Design

Corporate Impact Leaders Forum 2021: Lead with Equity

Building tech in the Humanitarian Sector

Video

Building tech in the Humanitarian Sector

GitHub Universe 2021

OSS Research in India, Kenya, Egypt, and Mexico

Video

OSS Research in India, Kenya, Egypt, and Mexico

GitHub Universe 2021

Technology as a Tool for Social Good

Video

Technology as a Tool for Social Good

Agri-D Convention 2021

Preparing for the next generation of developer communities

Video

Preparing for the next generation of developer communities

2021 Microsoft Research Summit

From Open Software to Open Culture - Opportunities and challenges of open source to support the United Nation mandate

Video

From Open Software to Open Culture - Opportunities and challenges of open source to support the United Nation mandate

United Nations General Assembly 2021

How has covid-19 advanced stakeholder capitalism?

Video

How has covid-19 advanced stakeholder capitalism?

Technical.ly

The Case for OSPOs in Government and Academia

Video

The Case for OSPOs in Government and Academia

OpenForum Europe

How the WHO uses technology for early detection, verification and risk assessment of pandemics

Video

How the WHO uses technology for early detection, verification and risk assessment of pandemics

GitHub Universe 2020

Open Source for Good: COVID-19 Responses

Video

Open Source for Good: COVID-19 Responses

GitHub Satellite 2020

Opportunities and Barriers in Open Source in the Social Sector

Podcast

Opportunities and Barriers in Open Source in the Social Sector

ICT4D Podcast

Why Open Source is More Important Than Ever

Video

Why Open Source is More Important Than Ever

Accelerate Good Global 2019

Social Sector and Open Source

Video

Social Sector and Open Source

GitHub Universe 2019

Open Source for Good: The People and Projects Driving Change

Video

Open Source for Good: The People and Projects Driving Change

GitHub Universe 2018