Well, that's the kind of question I'm asking myself from time to time. Few years ago i used to volunteer in Etgarim teaching handicap people to sail. It was great fun and a very satisfying activity. Later on my family grew and got very busy with the business and did not find pure time to help people.
2 things happened lately that made me think about it again:
- we started podcasting reversim.com which is a Hebrew speaking tech podcast by me and Ran Tavory . Surprisingly or not, it became somehow popular and we get more and more listeners every day which we tend to believe they are software geeks from the industry. (who else would have spend 30-40 minutes a week listening to our mambling)
- this is not a new story and we could have seen it comming to the Israeli high-tech industry. The ecomomy Tsunami is hitting us. When people ask me if I feel it in my workplace I say 'no' (which is true) but what I do see, is more and more people I know, friends from the paddling club, parents of kids from my kids schools, friends from the navy, simply losing their jobs and are now very much concern about their future.
Combining these 2 facts brought us to the conclusion we need to take action.
We have growing audience of software professionals (AKA. geeks). Some of them are, unfortunatly, unimployed now. We want to give them opportunities to find their next work place and better it will be a good one.
Long story short, we want to build jobs.reversim.com - the job board for hebrew speaking geeks.
We don't know yet the details of the format but few things we do know:
- So far, it will be free to publish jobs.
- we will promote it on our podcast, blogs, twitter, etc...
- the theme will be very favorable for our audience - we have some ideas.
We are looking for someone to partner us that can volunteerly administer the Job Board.
So... What did you do today to help others?
If you are thinking about it, shoot us and email to ran[at]reversim[dot]com or ori[at]reversim[dot]com