API Configuration of Australia Latin America Connection and Collaboration Platform

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This Project's Impact

Somos21 is working to become a successful social enterprise, providing valuable services to Australian and Latin American professionals and businesses, and channeling revenues into social impact initiatives across both regions. This project will enable Somos21 (currently a 100% volunteer-led and volunteer run NFP) to automate the services they provide to their global community so they can deliver maximum personal, professional and social impact across Australia and Latin America.
Project deadline

October 07, 2019

Applications due by

September 05, 2019

Volunteer hours required


Key project info

The problem needing to be solved

Currently the population, integration and maintenance of data within the platform is an entirely manual process. We have an opportunity to integrate the platform with external applications to automate a broad range of actions, which will reduce the amount of time our volunteers spend on process tasks so they can focus on value-adding tasks that enhance the services and benefits offered to our community.

The platform we're using has API capability but it requires a developer to configure it, and we do not have anyone in our current volunteer team globally with this particular capability. The instructions are so complex we can't even work out what's possible. This means we're also incapable of making an informed decision about whether or not to even make the additional investment in API capability.

We just need someone to hold our hand through this process, udnerstand our needs, explain what's possible, advise whether we should proceed or not, and then configure what's required if proceeding is considered a worthwhile option (which we're almost certain it will be).

Responsibilities of the online volunteering project

OUTCOME: Structured API integration for all eligible functionality in our platform

1. Engage with Somos21 leadership team to understand desired outcomes

2. Review platform API capabilities and provide guidance on what is possible https://hivebrite.com/documentation/api/

3. Recommend whether the potential API capability merits investment – and if so, immediate investment will be made to enable configuration.

4. Configure the API elements in order or relevance (determined step 1)

The benefit to you, the volunteer

Experience working with new platform technology developed in Europe (we are the only users of this technology in Australia)

Free Somos21 membership for a full year (including Affiliate benefits)

Glowing references and referrals upon successful completion of the project

Tools required

Computer, Internet connection, Javascript capability

Applications for this online volunteering project have now closed