I still remember the good ol’ times where I almost convince an entire company to allow their > 500 employees to contribute to an opensource or a free software project at least 1 hour a month.
The journey was hard. I prepared a strategy and facilitated the discussion, and spend numerous hours taking to smart legal people to create a framework for that.
Also kind of convinced everyone that this is a good thing and created a list of projects to contribute to, separated in categories – for developers, for testers, for marketing and sales, for the other experts we had.
I also finally convinced the company that that one hour will be donated (because the company owns all you do during working hours).
Well, nothing happens with that Initiative after I left. I still see some ideas mentioned on their blog, but it seems it’s not supported anymore.
Maybe you lost my train of thoughts and to be honest I am in the same situation as well. Haha!
I just wanted to brag about that I finished my #hacktober challenge this year and their goals it seems to be the same as mine while trying to convince the company – teach everyone why sharing is caring and why contributing to the Open knowledge is the best you can do.
You don’t have to be a developer or a byte guru to do so; Everyone can do that, and it makes you proud, and it makes you feel happy.