Developers needed for the official Pride In London app

A very cool open-source project to get stuck into

Our friends at Red Badger are looking for collaborators on the official Pride in London app, so we said they could post about it here. This is not a sponsored article, we just think it’s cool.

At Red Badger, we are on a mission to make the technology industry a more inclusive one and have a dedicated Social Value team to make this happen through partnerships and projects. As a part of this, we are thrilled to have been chosen by Pride in London to design and build the 2018 app (pro bono, we might add).

The best bit is, we’ll be working with the best and brightest in the UK tech industry to create the app because we’re open-sourcing the project, enabling the talented tech community to volunteer themselves to be a part of the build.

The vision of the app is to be a place for users to easily plan, discover and share their Pride experience. But, beyond the parade, we want it to be a place to promote and showcase the diversity of the community, all year round.

We’ve selected open source technology, specifically React Native, Contentful and Firebase, to enable teams of developers and testers to contribute their time and skills. The use of open source technology will also enable a long-term solution for Pride volunteers, leaving behind the need for rebuilds each year and creating an opportunity to continue to add features after the Pride event, for year-round user engagement.

We are looking for people to get involved at the beginning of March. If you’re in, register your interest in the project by emailing us

Over 2018, we plan to continue our mission on inclusivity in tech and there’s ample opportunity for you to be involved too. For instance…

Code Your Future

We work with the coding school for refugees, Code Your Future. This non-profit organisation is always on the lookout for volunteer developers to coach refugees. Plus, with more and more students, they are in need of more equipment. You or your business can get involved here.

Female-focused tech events

We’ve been running tech events for women such as the  Women in Product Meetups which are designed to give women a space to discuss product management, product design, and product development. This group provides support and mentorship. And on 3rd February we had our latest Meetup – ‘Node Girls – Introduction to JavaScript and Node.js’. We’ll be adding more to our events listings.

Making the web accessible

We are continuing to campaign for better web accessibility. We’ve worked on a series of articles (on our own blog and elsewhere) which aim to educate audiences on the importance of web accessibility and how to achieve it. It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day on 18th May, and we’ll be running events and webinars on the topic such as our Meetup on the 17th May at Red Badger’s office in Old Street.  

Here’s to a more inclusive 2018.

Main image: Dmitri Popov on Unsplash