Aside from our ongoing open source software development efforts, one of our primary goals is to create a variety innovative programs that involve all of our communities. Currently, we organize two regular programs aimed at university students and young professionals.
SS12: Code for a Cause
SS12: Code for a Cause is an annual Code-A-Thon Challenge that:
- Began at the University of Southern California.
- Expanded to California State University, Northridge and University of California, Los Angeles.
This event is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate software developers to make a profound difference by developing innovative, empowering software projects for persons with disabilities and win prizes for their work. The purpose of SS12 is to increase awareness of issues in accessible computing and be educational and fun for all participants.A number of leading engineering universities have expressed interest in bringing the SS12 to their campuses, so we'll be rolling out an SS12 Toolkit to help schools do exactly that! If you are interested in seeing SS12 at your campus, contact us for information about the Toolkit and instructions on how to apply.
The Semester Project
The Semester Project is an opportunity for university students and working professionals to bring an open source accessibility software solution through the entire software life cycle, begin with concept creation and moving through architecture design and code review. The pilot program for the Semester Project at the University of Southern California furthering the development of projects like the Word Predictor and Community Captioner. For more information about bringing the Semester Project to your campus, contact us today. Join us for a chance to work with innovative hardware and software, and to make a positive difference in someone's life!