The open source software developed by 'SocialCoding4Good' Project Partners addresses some of the most critical challenges facing the world today: civic engagement, crisis response, disaster relief, education, health, human rights, and poverty alleviation. The organization's partners are creating sustainable technology solutions to real problems faced by real people. Yet, as non-profits, these organizations have lean engineering teams, making volunteer contributions an important part of product development. The idea for SocialCoding4Good was sparked by Gerardo Capiel, Vice President of Engineering at Benetech.