Michael Downey

Ceiling Smasher: Supporting Open Source Software With Interns for Outreachy

Once again this year, DIAL is proud to be a “Ceiling Smasher” supporter of Outreachy, a global program that provides internships to work in open source and free software. Outreachy internships are open to applicants around the world. Interns work remotely, are not required to move, and are paid a stipend of $5,500 USD for […]

More Lighthouses for Stormy Seas: Navigating the Waters of Data Science

The responsible use of data in our field is not a new topic for us, but recent news reminds us why this work is so important. Over the past few months, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) has been hard at work to figure out how we can support our colleagues grappling with questions on the […]

Celebrating 20 Years of Open Source at O’Reilly Open Source Convention

In the technology field, late Summer and early Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere is the traditional conference season — a time for colleagues to pause to reconnect with each other, learn about trends and challenges in the industry, and of course, build new relationships and strengthen old ones. For the past 20 years now, one […]

The Power of Community: 23 summer interns bring impact & support to DIAL Open Source Center projects

At the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) Open Source Center, one of our values is the belief that the techniques evolved by the free and open source software movement are one of the best ways to create inclusive, collaboratively-designed software. One of the most critical aspects of collaboration in open source projects is building an inclusive […]

DIAL’s Open Source Center on the Road

The DIAL Open Source Center (OSC) team has been busy scaling up its services since the beginning of the year. Our mission is to convene a vibrant and inclusive community for builders of free and open source software, promoting knowledge sharing, collaboration and co-investment in technology and human capacity to support positive social change in […]

What’s Fueling the Open Source Community: A Readout from a Week of Open Source Events

At this time every year, open source software experts and supporters gather for a week of conferences, gatherings and talks to discuss the future of the open source services in supporting digital development. The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) sent representatives from our Platforms and Services team to Austin, Texas, to participate in the Community Leadership […]