Join us for our Radical Engineers meetup at Newspeak House!
This month’s theme is waste. Every year we throw out 2.2 billion tonnes of plastics, metals, leather, food and paper products and other waste. Almost 99% of everything we buy gets trashed. In addition, a lot of the food products, clothes and other goods that are produced for consumption never get bought and instead end up in landfills. It’s time for change.
Just cleaning up after ourselves is not enough. Instead we need to find ways to stop the production of waste, forever. Many organisations are working on radical solutions to tackle these problems, ranging from dematerialisation, transformation of waste and the introduction of true cost economy models. They need our help!
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. During the meetup we will run a speed dating session, for organisations to introduce themselves to our engineers.
Location: Newspeak House, 133 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG Date and time: Thursday 24 January 2019. Doors open at 19:00, the 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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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.
Wobbly's main need today is in front-end development.
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.
EME is looking for everything, from designers to engineers.
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.
Missing Maps is looking for more people who can code satellite images into maps.
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.
TimePeace is looking for people with mobile app development skills.
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
Newspeak House is looking for Ruby and front-end developers to maintain emailing and RSS services.
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.
Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.
The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication.
Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.
Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in.
Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity.
Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs.
Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.
To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.
There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.
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.
Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere.
Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.
Access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.
Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.