It’s in our human nature to want to help and assist the ones in need. Sometimes we wish we had the time to help more, and sometimes we need people to help us instead, but the question that came up for me was:
How can I help people as a software developer?
Last summer I joined with a group of friends an initiative called “Manos a la Obra“, as part of the Engineering and Computer Science staff, to teach the basics about computers in a small town called “Carmen del Sauce”. But additionally, I started a web application project to help doctors, making a Patient Clinic History Management System, so they can have real-time and easy statistics gathering of people’s diseases they treat and assist.
There’s plenty of initiatives for people to help others through programming/developing software, you just need look finer in your hometown, and have ideas to share.
This blog post is about PPS, the Patients System I made helped by doctors and close friends, with Node.js, Jade Template Engine, Express MVC Framework, Mongo DB and PhoneGap.