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Dad Questions

As a parent, you might find yourself asking questions out loud that surprise you. Eddie shares a few of the questions that parenthood has brought up for him.

Mentorship Lessons: What We’ve Learned from Working with Interns

Mentorship Lessons: What We’ve Learned from Working with Interns

A year ago, Software for Good tried something new: We launched our Giving Program with our first cohort of interns. The program is our way of matching need with need, offering up-and-coming software developers the hands-on opportunity to build meaningful products for organizations that do good. As we kick off a new semester, we’re proud … Continued

Cuddle Time

Cuddle Time

I was on paternity leave. My fatherhood-related Theme of the Week is about cuddling. Dads stereotypically look forward to teaching kids to throw footballs or something. As I approached fatherhood, I tended to look forward to building stuff with my kids. Like, I first showed my daughter how to use a drill when she was … Continued

Start Over

Start Over

Recently I’ve been reading In Other Words by Jhumpa Larhiri, a Pulitzer Prize winning author. After her success writing in English, she decided to start over and move to Italy to learn to write in Italian. Mastering one language inspired her to risk it all and start over again. In Other Words is her latest … Continued

Work In Progress: An Intern Cohort Update

Work In Progress: An Intern Cohort Update

This summer, Software for Good welcomed its second intern cohort into the office as part of the award-winning SfG Internship and Giving Program. Our first intern cohort, which concluded in May, worked on a project for iMatter Youth—a youth-led nonprofit that helps young adults across the country petition their local governments to take action against climate change. The inaugural team … Continued

Sacrifice

Sacrifice

I’ve been reflecting a lot on on sacrifice lately and how I can use the concept to improve myself. I try to remember the example of a seed. From the outside, a seed has a very hard shell that can protect what’s inside from harsh weather, getting kicked around or stepped on, and even the passage … Continued