Appirio believes in giving back to the local communities where our employees live and work. In fact, it is a crucial part of our culture that is driven by Appirio Silver Lining, a program sponsoring volunteer events around the globe for our employees and their families, our customers, our crowdsourcing community members, and partners to give a little bit of their time to improve the world. One of our biggest events is Future of the Cloud Day – an entire day dedicated to participating in projects, charities, and volunteer events that benefit the next generation. In 2014, we put on over 50 regional volunteering events in six countries.
This year, Future of the Cloud Day takes place on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015, and we invite all community members to participate!
There are many great ways to volunteer virtually. The Free Rice program, for example, donates 10 grains of free rice to the World Food Programme for every correct answer to a trivia question. This is an excellent way to pass moments between meetings while making a positive impact.
Another virtual event opportunity is our Code2040- Salesforce.com Skills Matching Challenge. Appirio Silver Lining is sponsoring a pro bono development challenges for Code2040, a San Francisco based nonprofit organization that supports underrepresented minorities by creating pathways to educational, professional, and entrepreneurial success in technology. Currently, the organization is manually matching interns with potential internships, an outdated process that is keeping them from expanding as an organization. To help out, we will be running a series of development challenges in the community aimed at fixing their current matching system. If you are interested in joining our efforts, below you’ll find details on the timeline and prizes:
- Development challenge starts: 15:04 EDT 4/27/2015
- Register By: 11:58 EDT 5/4/2015
- Submit By: 11:58 EDT 5/4/2015
- 1st= $750