Changing Czechia for the better through ones and zeroes

We are a community of top developers, designers and production people who want to use their free time to help state and non-governmental organizations and make Czechia a better place to live.

About Česko.Digital

We are a community of top developers, designers and production people who want to use their free time to help state and non-governmental organizations and make Czechia a better place to live. We have behind us worldwide success and a combined total of hundreds of years’ experience. And we know that with the help of IT we can achieve great things, which cost less but work better.

This is Česko.Digital.

Are you working on community projects, but you’re missing IT professionals? Get in touch.

Do you study or work in IT? Come join us

Frequently asked questions

How does this work?

Our main place of work and communication is our Slack. To get started it’s best to join there first. Most of our documentation/materials are in Czech, but feel free to ask an English question and there will be plenty of people able to talk to you.

Which projects do you wnat to work with?

When choosing which projects we can help, we follow two basic criteria – what added value will collaboration with Česko.Digital have and what positive societal impact will the finished project bring. During the decision-making we lean on our core values and requirements for enrolling new members of Ashoka.

Do you know a suitable project for Česko.Digital?

Submit a new application to Česko.Digital

Yet another “hackathon for good”?

Hackathons are great for short-term bursts of creative energy, but long-term the resulting projects usually die from lack of maintenance. Česko.Digital is focusing on long-term leadership and development of IT projects.

How much do you charge for your work?

Members of Česko.Digital work on projects in their free time, free of charge, motivated by the drive to improve the world we live in.

Why don’t you rather go and help _____ ?

We trust that everybody should help the best way they can. We love technology and believe we can use it (given the right idea) to help many people with great efficiency.

I wonder who’s paying for all this!

We try to maintain a lean, effective organization with minimal budget. We are financed purely from private donors.

Who are the people behind Česko.Digital?

The project was originally founded by Jakub Nešetřil in cooperation with Lenka Kováčová from Nadace OSF. But nowadays Česko.Digital consists of hundreds of people helping us make Czechia a better place.

Values of Česko.Digital

  • Open by Default

    Open source, data, organization, accounting - transparency helps us with involving a wide community.

  • Efectiveness

    We focus on quick solutions to real problems using technology, we don't waste time nor money.

  • Profesionalism

    Despite working pro-bono, we take pride in excelent work, modern technologies and work-flows.

  • Participatory

    Everybody should be able to join easily, regardless of their time and place.

  • User-centered

    We develop projects based on real user (citizen) needs. Projects without usage are projects without meaning.

  • Products over Technology

    We are a team of product managers, designers, developers who together work on creating a digital future kind to human beings.

Partners

  • CityVizor.cz
  • CZ.NIC
  • Hlídač státu
  • Institut prevence a řešení předlužení
  • Nadace OSF
  • Transparency International
  • Y Soft