Our Services

Passionate about your cause, but lack the tech resources to help scale your organization? We can help! Code the Change has assembled teams of engineers, designers, and project managers who will work with your organization to craft a personally tailored and practical solution.

Fall Semester Timeline

Step 1

Generate a thoughtful project proposal and fill out the application.

Step 2

Receive feedback on your application and schedule an interview.

Step 3

Establish a formal agreement and formulate a timeline for the project.

Coding the Change

Maintain weekly correspondence throughout the project process.

Join the Team

Code the Change is open to students of all skill levels, and all areas of expertise. If you’re passionate about digital technology and believe it should be used to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others, you’re perfect for our organization. Each member will be placed in a multifunctional team based on their skills and collaborate with other passionate and mission-driven individuals.

Interested in applying? We're looking for designers, developers, and project managers.

Gain Practical Skills

Our project managers will guide the team through each step in the development. Throughout the process, you'll gain invaluable skills. Additionally, Code the Change offers students a unique opportunity to build their portfolio through real-world experience. The product you develop will be used everyday by non-profits, social enterprises, and those they serve. Beyond the product, you’ll also gain experience with consulting, user research, and design processes that parallel software development projects.

Recruitment Process

We recruit during the first two weeks of every semester. To apply, fill out the application and send in your resume. Potential candidates will be interviewed.

Applications Links:

CTC Developer Application

CTC UX Designer Application

CTC Project Manager Application

CTC Communications Manager Application


You must code the change
you wish to see in the world

What We Do

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Consult

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Develop

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Serve

Mission

Digital technologies can empower nonprofits and social enterprises now more than ever before. However, non-profits and social enterprises often don't have the resources to hire technical experts. Code the Change produces free digital products for non-profits and social enterprises, helping these organizations increase their impact through technology. In the process, Code the Change gives student developers the opportunity to use their skills for social change.

USC Chapter

Code the Change at USC was established in January 2015. Every semester, our student team works with a non-profit or social enterprise. Our students identify the key problems faced by each organization. Then, we design and develop a digital product to solve those problems by the end of the semester.

Meet The Team!

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Bernard Xie
Co-Founder/Developer
  • Major:Computer Science
  • Graduation:Spring 2016
  • Cause of Importance:Primary & secondary education, cancer research
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Brian Kim
Tech Lead
  • Major:Computer Engineering/Computer Science
  • Graduation:Spring 2016
  • Cause of Importance:Empowerment through technology
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Eric Gauderman
Developer
  • Major:Computer Science
  • Graduation:Spring 2016
  • Cause of Importance:Computer science education, cancer research, reducing gender discrimination
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Maggi Yang
Designer
  • Major:Industrial Systems Engineering
  • Graduation:Spring 2016
  • Cause of Importance:Climate change, homelessness, gender equality, mental illness
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Kevin Kim
Project Manager
  • Major:Computer Science/Business Administration
  • Graduation:Spring 2016
  • Cause of Importance:Education, assistive technology, economic empowerment
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Anne Kao
Developer
  • Major:Computer Science
  • Graduation:Spring 2016
  • Cause of Importance:Education, equality/human rights, accessibility
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Kristine Ortega
Designer
  • Major:Design/Business Administration
  • Graduation:Spring 2016
  • Cause of Importance:Gender equality, education
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Liam Duffy
Co-Founder/Developer
  • Major:Computer Science/Business Administration
  • Graduation:Spring 2017
  • Cause of Importance:Reducing reliance on fossil fuels, improving education
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David Bell
Tech Lead
  • Major:Physics
  • Graduation:Spring 2017
  • Cause of Importance:Advocacy for increased vaccination rates
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Shalaka Gole
Communications Manager
  • Major:Business Administration
  • Graduation:Spring 2017
  • Cause of Importance:Affordable access to nutrition and health in low income communities
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Alicia Tran
Developer/Designer
  • Major:Computer Engineering/Computer Science
  • Graduation:Spring 2017
  • Cause of Importance:Education, getting women into STEM
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Andrew Chen
Developer
  • Major:Computer Science/Business Administration
  • Graduation:Spring 2017
  • Cause of Importance:Education, low-income/underpriviledged, health
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Becky Teper
Project Manager
  • Major:Business Administration
  • Graduation:Spring 2017
  • Cause of Importance:Education, hunger
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Brandon Huang
Developer
  • Major:Business Administration
  • Graduation:Spring 2017
  • Cause of Importance:Clean energy, sustainability
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Brent Johnson
Developer
  • Major:Computer Science
  • Graduation:Spring 2017
  • Cause of Importance:Clean water for all, education
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Erika Sporkert
Developer
  • Major:Computer Science
  • Graduation:Spring 2017
  • Cause of Importance:Women in Computer Science, Climate Change
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Abhishek Mantha
Developer
  • Major:Computer Science
  • Graduation:Spring 2018
  • Cause of Importance:Improving online education, getting the world connected, healthcare
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Peter Kaminski
Developer
  • Major:Computer Science
  • Graduation:Spring 2018
  • Cause of Importance:Computer science education, climate change
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Alexander Lee
Developer
  • Major:Computer Science/Business Administration
  • Graduation:Spring 2019
  • Cause of Importance:Education, space exploration, improvements in medicine
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Arpita Khare
Communications Manager
  • Major:Computer Science
  • Graduation:Spring 2019
  • Cause of Importance:Education, health care, minorities
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Marsela Sulku
Designer
  • Major:Computer Science
  • Graduation:Spring 2019
  • Cause of Importance:Bullying, equality, and human rights

Contact Us

We'll get back to you within a week

You can also email our Director of Communications directly at gole@usc.edu