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November 13, 2019 | Culture, Software Consultancy

Happy World Kindness Day

Back in August, we shared with you a pro-bono project we had embarked upon – the build of an application that would bring the Mental Health Collective’s vision-of-kindness to life: Technology, Kindness and Bananas.

Since then we have been experimenting with technologies, developing a platform, and implementing a solution that will allow MHC to take their initiative onwards.
(Tech stack employed: React, Amplify – DynamoDb, Lambdas, API Gateway)


Donna Burgess

Donna Burgess

People & Portfolio Manager

Happy World Kindness Day

“Pledge to join together to build a kinder and more compassionate world…to highlight good deeds in the community, focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us.” – World Kindness Movement

The result of this work went live on World Mental Health Day, in the form of

Over the last few weeks, we have been supporting the MHC team in their collaboration with four universities, to run their first Kindness by Post campaign using their brand new platform. More than 100 people participated in the trial. Today is not only World Kindness Day but also the peak of that campaign. And it’s been a delight to see the results of all the hard work come to fruition.

PS. We recorded a day in the OC office – do take a look – and if OpenCredo sounds like the kind of place you might like to work, please do get in touch!

About the Author

Donna is our People & Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining OC, she worked for a number of private, public and charity organisations. She’s partial to a bit of data and afflicted with an eternal desire to learn. She holds degrees in Engineering (with German) and English Literature (with Creative Writing). Plus she’s a CTI trained Coach, a CMI accredited Manager, an ILM certified Diversity and Inclusion Leader, and a spreadsheet warrior.

Beyond the tech, Donna is an amateur yogi, a tentative outdoor swimmer and prolific reader of real, paper-in-your-hands books. A covert creative and supporter of seven charities, she believes in the magical powers of homemade herbal tea.


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