Technology is everywhere and this means literally everywhere. If you need proof, consider in the past Decade, Internet usage has exploded growing by millions in some countries.
What does this mean? IT opportunities all over the world! Information technology has made our opportinities endless while connecting the world. Not to mention naturally opportunities are popping up all over the globe for tech-savvy IT experts.Just to identify a few ways in which IT touches lives that often go unoticed, think of non-profit.
IT pros are the ones running many not for profit organizations. Check out these humanitarian groups and see for yourself how IT professionals are making an impact.
Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) This is a global community of innovators sharing and developing technology to make the world a better place. RHoK hosts several humanitarian projects, and these are just a couple.
Geeks Without Bounds (GWOB) GWOB employs tech professionals to help organizations get humanitarian projects up and running allowing an organization becomes self-sustaining.
Social Coding 4 Good (SC4G) Nonprofits, social enterprises, and government agencies can get tech assistance to help them accomplish identified goals by posting project details, time frames and needed skills on the SC4G website.
These are only a couple of the numerous organizations that use IT to help make a difference, using technology to improve education, human rights and Internet safety. If you are looking for an extracurricular way to make a difference, these may be worth looking into.