Radical
Engineers


Radical Engineers meetup:
No Time to Waste


Join us for our Radical Engineers meetup at Newspeak House!

Our second meetup is themed around the idea of waste. From fast fashion to endless packaging, we are surrounded by the unnecessary. This meetup is about ways to get rid of it.

This could be dematerialisation, sharing, reuse and transformation.

We are inviting organisations working in this area to meet engineers of all stripes (hackers, makers, designers and other technologists) who wish to contribute their spare time and talents to these projects.

Location: Newspeak House, 133 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG
Date: Thursday, 24 January 2019

Doors open at 19:00, event starts at 19:30

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In our quest to pair engineers with radical organisations, we are looking for individuals who have the coding skills to help create radical change as well as radical organisations looking for people with tech skills to help them further their cause.

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Projects


Wobbly

Wobbly is a workplace organising platform, being designed and prototyped by a small voluntary team of developers. It’s a communication and coordination tool, with structures and processes modelled on the IWW's organising style. They’re creating a space for energetic, powerful, and democratic unions to win struggles, grow.

Current needs

Wobbly's main need today is in front-end development.

Excess Material Exchange

The Excess Materials Exchange is a digital facilitated marketplace where companies can exchange any excess materials and products. EME speeds up the transition to a circular economy and turn waste into wealth.

Current needs

EME is looking for everything, from designers to engineers.

Missing Maps

Missing Maps' mission is to put the world's vulnerable people on the map. Each year, disasters around the world kill nearly 100,000 and affect or displace 200 million people. Many of the places where these disasters occur are literally 'missing' from any map and first responders lack the information to make valuable decisions regarding relief efforts. Missing Maps is an open, collaborative project in which you can help to map areas where humanitarian organisations are trying to meet the needs of vulnerable people.

Current needs

Missing Maps is looking for more people who can code satellite images into maps.

TimePeace

TimePeace looks to connect refugees and asylum seekers with the local population. For many refugees, arriving at their adoptive country is just the first step. They must then build a life from scratch. At TimePeace we see an opportunity to tackle problems of social integration while enriching society. We are building a mobile app, which will connect refugees / asylum seekers and locals, to meet and share for free their skills, passions and interests. This is much more than just an app - TimePeace embodies a movement that strives towards an integrated, diverse society.

Current needs

TimePeace is looking for people with mobile app development skills.

Newspeak House

Newspeak House is an independent residential college founded in 2015 to study, nurture and inspire emerging communities of practice across UK public sector and civil society

Current needs

Newspeak House is looking for Ruby and front-end developers to maintain emailing and RSS services.

Future Projects

We are looking to expand our number of projects, looking for both radical organisations and engineers to help contribute to solving problems as listed in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Please have a look at the goals below and let us know if you’re a radical organisation working towards reaching one of these goals, or if you’re a radical engineer interested in lending your skills to help.


GOAL 1: NO POVERTY

Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.

GOAL 2: ZERO HUNGER

The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.

GOAL 3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

GOAL 4: QUALITY EDUCATION

Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.

GOAL 5: GENDER EQUALITY

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

GOAL 6: CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in.

GOAL 7: AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity.

GOAL 8: DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs.

GOAL 9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.

GOAL 10: REDUCED INEQUALITIES

To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.

GOAL 11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

GOAL 12: RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION

Promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all.

GOAL 13: CLIMATE ACTION

Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.

GOAL 14: LIFE BELOW WATER

Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.

GOAL 15: LIFE ON LAND

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.

GOAL 16: PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS

Access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.

GOAL 17: PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

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