Techies in Residence offers six new tech roles with charities

  • Community Foundation for NI’s Techies in Residence programme is looking for six talented tech wizards to deliver a series of game changing “tech for good” digital projects, working alongside charity and social enterprise partners.

    The Techies in Residence programme is managed by the Community Foundation for NI, delivered by Innovate NI and funded by Comic Relief. To date Techies in Residence has backed 19 projects since it was created by the Building Change Trust back in 2015. A few of the projects supported include Now Group’s award-winning JAM Card initiative, which is used by people with learning difficulties to smooth their experience of accessing services.

    "We have shortlisted six projects from 34 challenges and now we’re calling for tech talent to enable us to match these projects with the required skills and expertise. Over the course of a 12 week placement period, the techies will build prototype solutions to the issues identified by the charities and social enterprises, as well as helping to bring different ways of creative thinking to the organisations," commented Paul Braithwaite, Programme Leader at the Community Foundation for NI.

    The programme is interested in hearing from people with a range of technical skills and possible solutions to problems. Anyone expressing an interest in the programme who currently works in a tech role and has the skills to complete the projects should apply now using the "Call for Techies" application form. Each project will come with £8,000 towards salary contribution which will open many potential partnerships in new areas for your business.

    Source: Techies in Residence Press Release

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