Tech Pay It Forward

is creating a crowdfunding effort to pay it forward (powered by PopSchools)

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About Tech Pay It Forward

My Patreon has been open for some time now. I am revamping it today with the goal of getting community support to launch PopSchools.

I am in the final pushes to get the initial PopSchools platform launched. The work I am doing in creating the community requires time, resources, and emotional labor on my part. I am 100% sure that this work is important and will fill a real need for early career software developers. That is why I continue to work unpaid and will launch by any means necessary.

I am extremely active and engaged on Twitter. I created the hashtag #TechTwitterPayItForward. I have raised thousands of dollars in the past three months for myself and members of the tech twitter community. When I see you out there looking for jobs, or raising money for a conference or a laptop to work from, I do everything I can to support. If I have it at all, I give. If I don't I will boost the hell out of your posts.

I would love to be able to fully commit to working for my community and pay the bills. PopSchools is an impact driven, for-profit, company. The big bet that I'm making is that the tech community cares about diversity, inclusion, and belonging and that those who "have it" will be willing to reach out and support those who don't yet.

Not yet, but with community support they too will get to a place of financial security and stability and pay it forward when they get there.

I am not there yet. I'm doing all of the work for PopSchools with no funding. I need help today to do this and I am asking for that help now.
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When I reach $1000 per month, I will make a monthly $100 contribution to the PopSchools sponsorship pool.
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