National MS Society
“Volunteers Needed - Boys and Girls Club Hackathon”
It was the subject line of an email I received that intrigued me and concerned me all at once. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, my office was closed, so I had the day off work. I knew I wanted to do something to honor the day and use my valuable hours wisely, so why not jump in with my fellow YPs and volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club?
How about because I know absolutely nothing about coding?
It seemed like a good enough excuse to back out, but the initial email confirmed that no coding knowledge was necessary. I stopped thinking, signed up, marked my calendar, and stepped away.
While we came across glitches (that’s what coding is all about, right?) it was fun to problem-solve with the children.
“Oh no, I can’t pretend like I know what I’m talking about because they know more than me,” I thought.