The nationwide quarantine has not reduced Sidnet’s effectiveness in any way. After all, we have been honing our remote working skills for the last 15 years. Apart from our office being empty, all meetings taking place online and the creation of a separate channel named “Coronavirus” for our company chat, our lives have not changed much.
The Mozilla Foundation is a non-profit organization that strives for an open, “healthy” and accessible Internet. They are also the publisher of the annual Internet Health Report, as well as such well-known open-source solutions as the Firefox browser and the Thunderbird email program.
“The very thought of spreading ideas and taking concrete actions to help build a better Internet is very close to my heart. Sharing knowledge, critical thinking, social utility and respect for privacy are all inseparable parts of the Mozilla Foundation’s DNA,” says our developer.
These values are evident in the Foundation’s most recent publications concerning the challenges faced by creators and other Internet users during the coronavirus pandemic.
- COVID-19 & what platforms are doing to limit the spread of misinformation: Facebook. The first article in a series about how popular websites strive to counteract misinformation.
- Privacy, pandemics and the AI era. An article aimed at initiating a debate on the long-term threats related to the collection of data from people who may be suffering from COVID-19.
- Online Meeting Tips. A collection of tips on how to organize effective online meetings.
St. Brother Albert’s Aid Society
The first Polish NGO with the goal of helping the poor and the homeless. It has been operating for nearly 40 years, and currently provides housing for 3,500 people in need. The society runs dozens of homeless shelters, club rooms, kitchens, and free bathhouses.
“I think it is very important to reach out to people who need help. This holds especially true in times when indifference to the problems and the suffering of others – the elderly, people who are lonely or who find themselves in a difficult life situation – is practically commonplace,” says Łukasz to further explain his choice.
The society accepts not only financial help, but also donations of food, clothing, footwear, medicine, cleaning products and other items that may help the people under its care.