As a volunteer, Brian Boyko developed the Mayday.US site that helped Lawrence Lessig's Mayday.US anti-PAC raise $11M to fight campaign finance corruption, and now he wants to go to code camp.
He's pledged to pay back his tuition plus five percent in the form of a code-camp scholarship for another amateur programmer, out of the wages from his first tech job; and to volunteer 100 hours in pro-bono development time for community groups.
After completing the course and landing his first development job, Brian will start a nonprofit coding student scholarship, starting it off with 18% of his first year’s salary, or 105% of the money raised and spent, whichever is larger - paying it forward to the next person. This isn’t just helping Brian - it can potentially help hundreds.
Additionally, he will donate at least 100 development hours pro-bono to non-profit organizations working on reforming our broken campaign finance system in the United States.
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I'm in the midst of couple of weeks' worth of lectures, public events and teaching, and you can catch me in Toronto (for Word on the Street, Seeding Utopias and Resisting Dystopias and 6 Degrees); Newry, ME (Maine Library Association) and Portland, ME (in conversation with James Patrick Kelly).
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