Even in light of our proudest achievements, software developers are often reduced to just guys that are good at computers.
At Conlan Scientific, we strive to be great at computers. But… we can’t ignore that the marginal benefit of being good, is much higher than that of being great. This is where non-profits comes in.
The marginal benefit of being good at computers is much higher than that of being great at computers.
Simply put, technical literacy can vastly improve improves quality of life. Simple tasks like launching blogs, configuring SSL certificates, and securing desktop computers are second-nature to software developers, but significant roadblocks to most people. Thus, we continue to support a number of non-profit organizations with such tasks.
The Charity Server
The best example of this is the charity server we launched a few years ago, where we host blogs, resumes, emails, and event registries for whoever needs them. When we have the time, we work on optimizing this server, resolving SEO issues for its users, and on-boarding new services. It is an inexpensive way for technical literacy to have a big impact.
The most significant blog hosted on this server is Father Michael Sliney’s Sliney.org. After receiving great content on his mailing list for years, we decided he could benefit from a blog. Ever since, Father Michael has made 700+ posts and reached hundreds of thousands of people through the web. He was recently featured on Fox News speaking about the Catholic Church’s presence in Guam during the North Korea crisis.
So, sometimes we don’t mind being just good at computers, because not everyone is.