Calling All Techies

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Calling All Techies

26 Oct 2020

The Foundation is delighted to announce six successful organisations who will be taking part in this year’s Techies in Residence (TiR) programme. TiR matches charities and social enterprises in Northern Ireland with digital technology partners, working together to overcome social challenges through technology. 

The Techies in Residence programme is now calling for Techies, sourcing the best tech talent to participate in the programme. As a techie, you will work alongside one of the organisations and together you will create a tech solution to a real-world challenge. Register your interest here. 

Congratulations to this years TiR successful organisations: Mid & East Antrim Partnership, Barnado’s, Young Enterprise NI, Aurora Counselling, NI Chest Heart & Stroke & St. Columb’s Park Reconciliation Trust.

Gemma McCaughley, Innovation and Voice, Programme officer at Community Foundation 

“We have six outstanding projects who are ready to join forces with a techie and create a tech solution to support others. A full project catalogue has been developed, so techies can gain an insight into the type of projects that they could be working on, detailing the organisation, social challenge and some ideas for technological solutions, (but we hope they bring their own!).” 

To request a project catalogue, we are asking techies to complete the Expression of Interest form and our partners, Innovate-NI will be in touch and support you with any questions or queries you may have, about the programme and process. Register your interest here.

Paul Braithwaite, Head of Innovation and Voice from Community Foundation said; 

“We’re interested in hearing from tech professionals from all backgrounds who are willing to use their innovative skills support third sector organisations and charities. Ideally, you’ll also have the drive to take on challenging projects that may have a scalable societal impact.

Due to the impact of Covid, the programme is now being delivered remotely using Zoom and online meeting forums. Techies in Residence is demonstrating that with the support of digital, the third sector can continue to deliver effective services, support and programmes that will make a difference in people’s lives.”

Register your interest here, to receive our catalogue of projects for this year Techies in Residence programme. Applications for techies closes on Friday 6th November 2020 at 1pm


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