Until midnight tonight, web developers have the chance to support children leaving homes of domestic abuse.
The Northern Home for Children, the historic Manayunk orphanage, is partnering with marketing shop Red Tettemer to raise money for their Duffels4Digitnity program, which accepts donations of any amount to purchase duffel bags of clothes, toothbrushes and stuffed animals. The bags are given to children, from infants to teenagers, who are relocated to foster care during late night domestic disputes — a more recurrent problem than we might want to imagine.
Alcatel-Lucent, the Paris-based telecommunications giant with offices in Murray Hill, N.J. and staff in Doylestown, has jumped into the fray with their “Duffels4Dignity4Devs,” a pledge to donate one dollar for every developer who signs up for their Open API Service. The platform gives access to network and third party technology through bundled API solutions without cost.
Until tonight at midnight, Alcatel-Lucent will donate $1 for every developer who signs up. If 500 sign up, the company will kick in $500 plus an additional $1,000 to break the orphanage’s goal of $5,000.
To sign up, users will need to give their name and e-mail address.
Mike Maney, a director at Alcate-Lucent, says that the free sign up will interest most developers anyway.
“We just recently acquired ProgrammableWeb and the community was built and managed by the former community manager for Sourceforge,” he wrote Technically Philly in an e-mail. “Plus, [the platform includes] tools like a killer dashboard that let’s developers view the ‘health’ of their app in one place.”
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