I believe in systems thinking as an approach to solving problems and engineering
large scale resilient software. To that end, I believe that applying this form
of problem solving to the context that we share and cherish here on Earth is
equally important for achieving a resilient, sustainable, healthy and thriving
world. However, very often the people and organisations that could benefit from
these skills are under resourced.
I would like to be part of the change that brings complex systems engineering
and software engineering to projects that aim to make a positive difference to
our world. To make a concrete contribution I will be donating some portion of my
time and profits to well meaning projects.
More specifically, I will be donating:
in the form of software and systems engineering skills and resources to
- January, 2019 - 1 day available
- Skills: systems thinking, software architecture and design consulting,
software development (e.g. Java), software project guidance and consulting.
- December, 2018
- November, 2018 - 1 day budgeted. Unclaimed.
- October, 2018 - 1 day budgeted. Unclaimed.
- September, 2018 - 1 day budgeted. Unclaimed.
The intent of these donations is to make a positive difference to the world by
supporting community projects that help our civilisation work together as a
collective while ensuring that our natural environment remains healthy and is
In order to make that intent more concrete, please read the guidelines below for
- Submissions must include clearly defined requirements.
- Submissions should outline how the given project contributes to our world and
the reach that the project will have.
- Submissions should attempt to take into account the resource budget
available (as noted above).
- Submissions should attempt to take cognisance of the resource skill sets
available (as noted above).
- Submissions should only be made in the case that the software output is to be
put back into the public domain under a suitable open-source licence.
- Submissions should only be made in the case that the consultative feedback or
designs can be made public knowledge with restrictions limited to copyrights
but with no intellectual property limitations.
- Submitters must acknowledge that any software or consultative input is
provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Further,
in no event shall I, Stewart Gebbie, or my partners be liable for any claim,
damages or other liability arising out of or in connection with software or
consultative input provided in connection with these sponsored “outreach”
- Because my I am currently living in South Africa, please note that priority
will be given to projects in Southern Africa and Africa.
- Finally, please note that while I will attempt to fairly evaluate potential
submissions requesting support, that my decision as to how to allocate my
budgeted resources is final and my own.