The whole idea of Coding Snacks
, small applications that can be created in about an hour or so, was born on this forum, with generous coders donating their time and skills to make these wonderful little freeware tools for others to enjoy.
How about applying the same concept, but in a way that anyone can donate their time and skills to help other people?
This idea was born on FriendFeed
, started by directeur
, but anyone can participate. You don't need to be a FriendFeed member.
Here's the idea: We all have a spare hour during the week. Yes, we all do. What if everyone of us helps others with his knowledge? Give a free hour of your time. Help others with what you know.
The list of those that have pledged to offer free help to anyone that needs it includes many skills, among them personal trainer, soap making, research, programming, photography, proofreading, knitting, computer repair advice, etc. It's quite an impressive list already, containing a number of highly skilled professionals.
You can help too.
Everyone knows something that not everyone else does. You can offer to help in any area you are good at, no matter what that skill is. Just add your name, contact info, a little bit about the skills you have and what kind of help you are willing to offer, to the Free Hour wiki
But it's not enough to have all these generous people willing to donate their time and skills, without people for them to actually help. So, if you need a bit of help with something, look over the list
and see if there is someone qualified for what you need, and feel free to contact them.