Growing by Giving Back

Jim Reevior –

Nine years ago, I was just starting out as a full-time developer when I heard about a brand new volunteer opportunity. New England GiveCamp set out to develop websites for charities over the course of one weekend. I volunteered to use my newfound skills to help non-profits, and I haven’t stopped since. In this talk, I’ll discuss the feedback loop of giving back — how volunteering has helped me grow as a developer, which in turn allows me to give even more.

Bio

Jim Reevior is a web developer for Boston University. To give back to open source and humanity, he is a co-organizer for the Boston WordPress Meetup, WordCamp Boston, and New England GiveCamp. Linux is his operating system of choice, vim is where he is most comfortable writing code. He can also speak Windows, macOS and even DOS as a party trick.

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