A: First of all, we’re happy to know you’re interested in this project. By now, you might know that we’re building an open-source chatting platform between NGOs and their beneficiaries. It is a great opportunity for us to make an impact on the society by targeting something as basic as communication between NGOs and their community.
You can get a complete picture of the project by reading our kickoff story here.
After that, you can follow our journey of building and learning here with respect to the community you belong to – Tech, Design, or Nonprofit.
A: You can contribute to specific technical aspects of the project. You can choose to stick to a specific technology or design area of your preference. You can do both design and development if you want. We’ll be happy to know which areas you prefer by filling out a simple form here. If you’re starting new with these technologies, we’ll also support you in your journey to learn and get up to speed, to start contributing.
A: Tides – open source project is open for everyone. There’s no selection process as such. If you have the energy and dedication to learn and build you software development skills then you’re welcome to join. There’s no commitment from ColoredCow or person participating in the project, other than the commitment to ourselves to do great. If someone doesn’t have the right technology or design skills to execute the project right now but they’re still interested to join in, we have the relevant resource for them to learn and get started.
A: The answer is yes because you’re a part of ColoredCow community. And also no, because you’re not a ColoredCow employee and there’s no binding between us. Being a part of our extended community can surely be a way for you to enter the inner circle and become an employe. We prefer to induct people from our known network. But even if you’re new, we won’t take much time to be friends. Just drop a hi!
A: No, it’s an open-source project being built for the community, by the community. It is a great opportunity for someone to learn and contribute through their design, tech, marketing, communication, or business skills.
A: We spent a lot of time with the idea to be built, and the available technologies to build it with. Debating why one is more relevant than the other. And we arrived at the final tech-stack which includes many of the latest technology frameworks. Here are the technologies and why:
Phoenix, a framework of Elixir