Giving back to our communities is not just something we want to talk about - it’s something we want to make a part of the Secure Code Warrior culture. We believe strongly that working together makes us stronger. That is why we are committed to finding ways to make a difference in the many places we work around the world.
The stereotype of the software developer as a loner in a hoodie isn’t true...at all! Developers love to get together, share ideas and knowledge, and we love getting involved.
Secure Code Warrior is proud to be a corporate member of OWASP - running joint Tournaments with local and regional Chapters, as well as being a long standing Gold Sponsor of OWASP events and activities globally.
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a nonprofit foundation that works to improve the security of software.
Secure Code Warrior has developed a free mobile app so early-career developers can learn secure coding on the go. Learn more here and swipe your way towards being a more secure coder.
Our team lives and works in many communities around the world, and every quarter we take some time to give back, build connections and make an impact. We participate in activities like team-oriented projects, volunteering time and providing resources. Our team also has access to two paid volunteer days per year to give back to charity and non-profit causes close to their heart.
Secure Code Warrior is also a proud member of Pledge 1%, a global movement that inspires, educates, and empowers every entrepreneur, company, and employee to be a force for good.
Read more from our CEO, Pieter Danhieux on why he thinks you can never spread too much goodwill, or stay too humble.
Members of the Secure Code Warrior team volunteered their time for both team-building activities as well as building bicycles for disadvantaged children
Team members volunteered at the Cradles to Crayons giving factory to sort and bundle donations that will be distributed to local children in need
Led in conjunction with the Wesley Mission, team members supported homelessness and shopped with teams for people in need. Had a tight budget to supply a weeks worth of meals for different situations.
Warriors helped 100 kids with cyberskool activities including building robots, hacking, lock picking, etc
Sponsorship of a local primary school with equipment and joined the school's environmental team to clean up plastic from their playing fields.
We shopped for holiday gifts for local families in need as part of our end of year celebration, partnering with the ABCD Adopt a Family Program. The program pairs families in need with individuals, families, nonprofits and companies who want to help a family during the holiday season or throughout the year.
Secure Code Warrior's Boston crew are an official partner of the She Geeks Out community; a community of of tech and tech-adjacent women and non-binary individuals who come together for new opportunities, networking, and connecting across different tech industries. As a partner we've strengthened our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and tools to create an inclusive environment, in a safe and welcoming space.
We've partnered with TechLadies + the WING giving free resume help; 1:1 career coaching and just chatting about our culture + the career opportunities for Secure Code Warrior. You can also sneak in the speaking engagement we partnered w/ Tech Ladies + Audible helping women elevate their voices and careers within tech etc.
The #GivingTuesdayNow event kicked off globally on May 5, 2020, to connect with communities around the world that are giving back. For the following Tuesdays in May, Warriors gave back, with a focus on giving thanks, giving local, giving what we could, and giving together. 41 team members logged over 1200 miles with the Charity Miles App, with those miles translating to monetary donations to the St Jude Children's Research Hospital, World Wildlife Fund, Alzheimer's Association, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, American Lung Association, UNICEF, Save the Children, She's The First, Every Mother Counts, Malala Fund, and more.
A double whammy this time. For every $ donated by our team members to a charity or not-for-profit of their choice, Secure Code Warrior matched that donation to the World Food Programme!
Donations were made to:
• The Nature Conservancy Australia
• Fire Fly Animal Rescue
• I Love Venezuela Foundation
• Boston Children's Hospital
• The Jake
• Planet Ark
• The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
• Defenders of Wildlife
• Pencils of Promise
• Drought Angels
• No Kid Hungry!
• The Mata Jai Kaur Centre