Everywhere I look on FCC, from gitter to forums to Medium, it’s career, jobs, interviews, more career, more job talk. It feels like LinkedIn For Learners. Which isn’t itself bad, but:
I joined because I wanted to help nonprofits whose mission I believe in. Which yes, is a kind of career, but I think the difference in focus is obvious. FCC mentions nonprofits on The Homepage You’ll Never See Again, but from there on the culture is entirely career-driven, there’s nothing in the overall community that seems relevant to community, activism, volunteering, that sort of thing.
I brought this up to a FCC team member (who I won’t implicate here), and was told that the nonprofits under FCC’s aegis quite sensibly don’t want to be flooded with well-meaning but clueless newbies creating more work for them, so projects for them are reserved for graduates. I totally get that, but I wonder if there isn’t a way to get people involved in the nonprofit community earlier, make that mission more relevant, appealing, and just plain visible?
Or has FCC’s focus shifted solely to career development while I wasn’t looking?