| ||Ask HN: Improving the world as a software developer|
88 points by pogotc 65 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 62 comments |
|In my day job I’m a web developer who has spent the best part of the last 10 years writing software to help sell tickets to arts venues and extract as much money from the customer as possible, it’s not a noble way to earn money but it pays the bills.|
I recently started wondering whether I could use my programming knowledge and experience for something better, something other than trying to extract money from rich arts lovers. For the moment I’m stuck at that job but it got me wondering if there are open source projects for things that actually help people. I stumbled on https://hollieguard.com (sadly not open source) recently and it was a reminder that as software developers we have the ability to make real, positive, differences to people’s lives. I’m just not sure where to start.
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