How to Improve Someone's Life Through Web Development.

Teaching web development for wounded warriors in the Augusta area.

When I tell people I do web development for a living, a frequent response is, “I could never do that.” However, as someone who does do that, I don’t believe what they think to be entirely true. In particular, I believe that web development can be taught as part of workforce development training to people rejoining the workforce and in need of skills development.

My co-worker Chris Zietlow sponsors and organizes ongoing web development classes for veterans in the Augusta area. So far, I’ve taught two sessions there, and I am thrilled to say that a group of retired soldiers is learning a skill set that they never knew they could learn. The goal is to find internships for at least some of them in the future.

This is one way that I, some of my co-workers, and others in our profession can do to “make good,” that is, by sharing our skills with those in need. After all our veterans have done for us, it’s the least we could do for them.

Photo courtesy of Flickr user The U.S. Army under the Creative Commons Attribution license.