GitHub, at its core, is a platform where users host and share code. It is the bread and butter of open source software. It might not sound sexy - I mean, it's just code, right? - but, without it, the digital would grind to a halt. If GitHub dies tomorrow, you will find out before the first cup of coffee has finished brewing.
When the subject of voting comes up, the discourse will invariably contain the phrase “informed decisions”. This assumes that the information already exists and the only thing left to be done is for us to soak it up and decide. However, this is only half the story, and it’s not even the exciting half.
If there is one thing you need to know about working with volunteers while being a volunteer yourself, it is that time is the most important resource you need to have in mind. All the work that happens here in Code for Romania, takes place after-hours, on weekends and on vacation days. Our schedule usually begins when others click on shut down on their laptops and go about their evenings.
It’s been a long journey, filled with ups and downs, challenges, successes and a lot of hard work. We grew faster than the speed of light and now we are a community of over 500 volunteers, working on 20+ projects. We incubated many great ideas and we are now slowly turning them all into reality with the help of our amazing teams.
After a 14-hour train ride, Code for Romania arrived in Chisinau for what came to be one of the nicest roadtrips we could have ever had. We expected to meet a few NGOs from the Republic of Moldova, celebrate Open Data Day together and see whether the projects we have been working on would also be suitable to the Moldovan environment.