The Stay Home, Stay Healthy order was issued 6 weeks ago. Washington State has shown we are willing to take collective action to fight the pandemic but we still have more work to do. As we continue to update you on tech’s response with this newsletter, our events will focus on giving you a closer look at what’s happening on the ground.
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- Facebook added a gift-cards and donation tool to its COVID-19 Community Help Hub.
- JetBrains launches free learn-to-code academy.
- Madrona Venture Group has partnered across tech and other industries to develop a toolkit for reopening the office and getting back to work.
- Microsoft updated its WFH policy.
- Paladin has launched a portal for lawyers to provide pro bono support to people impacted by COVID-19.
- VidaNyx offers grants to child advocacy centers to implement its software that facilitates secure collaboration and digital workflows.
- YouTeam has assembled a team of volunteer developers to help businesses fighting coronavirus.
- Hack for Your Mother — join DemocracyLab’s virtual Hackathon on May 9.
- Strike up a conversation with a stranger.
- Help researchers count penguins.
- Participate in a COVID-19 study — if you have had a confirmed case of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case, Adaptive Technologies needs your help.
- Find a job — attend New Tech Northwest’s Job Fair.
Join us for a conversation about environmental sustainability post-COVID19 with Michelle Connor, President and CEO of Forterra. More than a land conservancy, Forterra works with hundreds of partners to promote equitable and sustainable economic growth across Washington State. Hear from Michelle about how an organization committed to “saving nature by solving human problems” envisions our post-coronavirus future and what you can do if you care about local environmental sustainability. – REGISTER TODAY
Shkelqim Kelmendi, Executive Director of Housing Connector tells us how his organization is ramping up efforts to make sure people who have recently exited homelessness aren’t losing their housing stability amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
We are so proud of the many examples of how our region is weathering the global pandemic. We’ve shared with you how employers are stepping up, how philanthropy is rallying resources and how individuals are contributing. The next step is putting faces to these bullet points, we’re already hearing from tech industry and community leaders and we want to keep adding to these inspiring stories — tell us yours!