Astoria Digital on Computerworld

Our open source Volunteer Dispatch bot is available for use by other organizations.

At the outset of the pandemic, a local group of hackers in our neighborhood came together to offer technical solutions for our neighborhood mutual aid organization, Astoria Mutual Aid Network.

Our main project to serve that group is Volunteer Dispatch, a Slack and Airtable bot to help dispatchers smartly match volunteers to requests for aid in the community.

It was exciting to see this project get covered by Computerworld last week.

As the article mentions, the code is open source and available on GitHub. Anyone is welcome to use it to support their own local groups, and if you're interested in contributing code or design, we'd love that.