September 21, 2001
Developers, how can we help the United States?
Author: JT Smith
John Wheeler writes: "I am a 22 year old programmer for the county of Riverside, CA. My brother, also a programmer, inspired me when he said he has decided to volunteer his time programming for the government in light of the events that occured on September 11. I searched "army volunteer" on Google and came up with a cached copy of this page: www.orn.usace.army.mil/volunteer/ which gave me this phone number: 1-800-885-8337 for the Army Clearinghouse--a place you can call to volunteer time doing various things including programming. The state of information technology during the time of any other nationwide crisis pales in comparision to its current state. How can we leverage our skills to aid our nation in its time of need? Are other developers like myself willing to volunteer?"