Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

352 posts

Ultimate Geek

Topic # 56767 23-Jan-2010 08:57
Send private message

I'm interested in doing some programming for free. Ideally for charity, non-profit or schools. National, and not International.

Not motivated by recent events overseas, but something I've been thinking about for some time.
I want to do something nice, and I want to keep my programming skills up.

Any suggestions?

Create new topic
1598 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user

  Reply # 292428 23-Jan-2010 09:40
Send private message

I'd also be willing to help, I have quite a bit of knowledge in regards to PHP, HTML, CSS, JS, and AJAX.

6295 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 377


  Reply # 292463 23-Jan-2010 13:53
Send private message

rvangelder: I want to do something nice, and I want to keep my programming skills up.

What languages/platforms are you proficient in?


352 posts

Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 292470 23-Jan-2010 14:48
Send private message

Do you have something in mind? PM is you prefer.

I've been programming since I was a kid - back then, writing demo effects for my Amiga 500. Exposure to assembly programming provided me with a solid base for other languages.
Once I started my career in IT, I developed in whatever was required, but this was mostly Excel, VBA, VB6, C# (winforms) and Oracle SQL or PL/SQL - I would consider myself competent in those languages.
As a developer, I'd probably lean toward Windows, though I've done small tasks in Unix. To those I meet (eg. at parties), I introduce myself as a computer guy, or computer problem solver - I figure that's what IT work is.

Google my name (Rob van Gelder) and you'll see I do a lot with Excel.

At work, these days, I'm doing more analysis/specification work, which is fine and interesting work, so I'm doing programming jobs at home to keep me going.

6295 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 377


  Reply # 292676 24-Jan-2010 13:35
Send private message

I have nothing specific in mind, just good to know if volunteers (all if not most) are able to code in the same languages.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52

New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47

Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39

UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06

UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26

The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22

Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55

2018 Cyber Security Predictions
Posted 7-Dec-2017 14:55

Global Govtech Accelerator to drive public sector innovation in Wellington
Posted 7-Dec-2017 11:21

Stuff Pix media strategy a new direction
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:37

Digital transformation is dead
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:31

Fake news and cyber security
Posted 7-Dec-2017 09:27

Dimension Data New Zealand strengthens cybersecurity practice
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:27

Epson NZ launches new Expression Premium Photo range
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:26

Eventbrite and Twickets launch integration partnership in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2017 20:23

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.