outskirts labs

Technology for Good

by Casey Link

Does your non-profit or social enterprise need custom software to achieve your mission?

Your organization is one of the good guys. Your goal is to make a positive change. But you need a technical solution to realize your vision.

Sound right? Hi, I'm Casey Link.
I create software for cause-focused organizations who are trying to make the world a better place.

Technology For Your Cause.

Not every social cause needs technology, but yours does, that's why you're here. We might make a good fit if:

You need to develop an ICT Strategy

You understand your mission, and I understand the tech

Let's work together to design a solution that has the highest chance of success. With my Roadmapping Process, I'll learn about your objectives - what you want to achieve, when and for whom. Finally, I'll produce a detailed blueprint document you can use as a foundation and guide for next steps, with me or elsewhere.

You're ready to go mobile

Increase your impact and reduce costs with a mobile app

Do you need to collect data in the field? Do you work in locations without reliable internet or electricity? Or maybe you want to recapture your audience by getting on their homescreen? I can build you a mobile app that improves the quality of your services in the field.

You're suffering from growing pains

Your org is growing, the tools you rely on must grow too

Have you outgrown your excel spreadsheet? Reduce your costs and make your internal control systems work for you rather than against you. I'll ease your growing pains with targeted enhancements and integrations to your existing systems.

It's time for something different

A custom solution for an innovative approach

Does pursuing your cause require something new? Does it involve the web, mobile, desktop, or even specialized hardware? Do you have small or big-data that needs to be tamed? Not sure what you need? Let's talk, I want you to succeed.

More than a Mission Statement

Because some things are more important than work or money.

As an independent software consultant this is my commitment to my values and my clients’ values. My aim is to encourage decision makers to think about the impact of where they spend their money.

Privacy & Security

I believe in the right to privacy.
The age of the Wild West online is over. Today's organizations have a responsibility to protect their customers. Security & privacy are fundamental features to all modern technology and not options that can be bolted on in an afterthought. I build privacy and security into designs from day one.

OPEN SOURCE

I believe in the power of collaboration. Working together results in a better product and lets us stand on the shoulders of giants. Leveraging open source technology lets us work faster, transparently and guarantees long-lived reliability.

Keeping it Simple

I'm here to solve your problem and make your tomorrow brighter.
My recommendations and approach will always be driven by your objectives and needs, and not a desire to use technology for technology’s sake. Technology doesn't make change. People make change. I always put people first.

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Your Mission Deserves More

Ready to learn how your organization's technical needs can be met on-time and on-budget?

A Bit About Me

Software doesn't make change, people make change. Software can help them along.

For over 9 years I've been solving tough problems for clients all over the spectrum: non-profits, human rights and developmental organizations, to companies in the communications, education, research science sectors. They all have two things in common:

  1. a cause worth pursuing
  2. passion and energy to see it done right

I love working for clients who are trying to change the world , or at least their corner of it. It doesn't matter if you're a large company, NGO, non-profit, or a small social enterprise. I work with organizations of all sizes.

It is my prerogative to work with great people on great projects. I don't compromise on quality or responsibility, and only take projects where I can deliver the most value.

I limit the number of clients I work with so I can invest in the relationships that I am committed to. If I work with you it's because I am excited about your project and believe I can boost it by committing to you.

All good causes deserve a chance to flourish, and I'm here to help them do so.

Technology isn't a magic bullet. An app or flashy website isn't going to solve anything by itself. But technology combined with passionate people, a sharp vision, and superb technical execution, can change the world.

I want to get to know you, your idea, and your organization then work with you to craft a development strategy suited to your goals. Together we can make your idea, reality.

My Ethical Statement

I truly believe in seeing my clients get the best possible return on their investment. But some things are more important than work and money.

Saying yes to cause-focused organizations

I love supporting charities, non-profits, social enterprises, and other organizations devoted to making a positive difference in the world.

To a few of these organizations I offer reduced rates, plus I keep an amount of pro-bono days in stock for consultation and development.

Saying yes to open source

Sharing is caring, especially when it comes to producing social impact. Others have made the open source case for businesses, I don't need to here. I offer reduced rates on projects that heavily use open-source or go open-source themselves.

Saying no to exploitation

I do not work with organizations who exploit human rights, are associated with the industrial military complex, harvest unmanaged natural resources, or are involved in cruelty to animals.

Keeping it simple

Technology that no one can use is not just wasted time and effort, it's wrong. I want my work for you to be ready to use, like you need it, right away. I'll keep the solutions I deliver to you as simple as possible. When it is time to grow, I'll ensure that growth is thought out and straight-forward.

Doing what's right

I don't mean to sound judgemental with this statement. Integrity and professionalism in business are my priorities, and being open about which projects and clients align with my values is part of that. Contact me directly if you have any comments or questions about this ethical statement.

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Privacy policy

We respect the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and this policy explains how we collect and treat any information you give us. You won’t find any complicated legal terms or long passages of unreadable text. We’ve no desire to trick you into agreeing to something you might later regret.

Last updated: 23 October 2018

Our policy covers

  1. Why we value your privacy
  2. How we collect information
  3. What information we hold
  4. Where we store your information
  5. What we use your information for
  6. Who’s responsible for your information at our company
  7. Who has access to information about you
  8. The steps we take to keep your information private
  9. How to complain
  10. Changes to the policy

Why we value your privacy

We value your privacy as much as we do our own, so we’re committed to keeping your personal and business information safe. We’re uncomfortable with the information companies, governments, and other organisations keep on file, so we ask for only the bare minimum from our customers. We’ll never use your personal information for any reason other than why you gave it, and we’ll never give anyone access to it unless we’re forced to by law.

How we collect information

We ask for contact information including your name, email address, and phone number, on our website so that we can reply to your enquiry.

Our website doesn’t use cookies or scripts that were designed to track the websites you visit. We don’t use analytics or native social media ‘like’ or ‘sharing’ buttons which also build profiles of your internet activity.

We collect your email address when you sign up for one of our newsletters.

We ask for your account and contact information when you hire or buy something from us.

Occasionally, we might receive your contact information from one of our partners. If we do, we protect it in exactly the same way as if you give it to us directly.

What information we hold

  • When you contact us by email or through our website, we collect your name, email address, phone number, a social media username, and the company you work for, if you’ve given us that.
  • If you sign up for a newsletter, we only collect your email address.
  • When you buy something from us, we collect your name, email address, phone number, and a delivery address.
  • If you do business with us, we also collect your business name and bank details and keep records of the invoices we send you and the payments you make.

Where we store your information

If you sign up for a newsletter, we store your email address in MailChimp, which is the marketing platform we prefer. If we do business, we store your information in our accounts software, Zoho Books. We chose these systems partly for their commitment to security.

What we use your information for

We occasionally use your contact information to send you details of our products and services. When we do, you have the option to unsubscribe from these communications and we won’t send them to you again. We might also email or phone you about our products and services, but if you tell us not to, we won’t get in touch again. We will use your information to send you invoices, statements, or reminders.

Who’s responsible for your information at our company

Casey Link, is responsible for the security of your information. You can contact me by email at [email protected] or by phone at +43 677 61 59 59 37 if you have any concerns about the information we store.

Who has access to information about you

When we store information in our own systems, only the people who need it have access. Individual employees or third-party contractors (such as accountants and lawyers) have access to only what they need to do their job.

The steps we take to keep your information private

Where we store your information in third-party services, we restrict access only to people who need it. We store passwords in Keepass, an encrypted password manager, use a different, randomly generated password for each service, and never use the same password twice.

The computers we use are all encrypted using dm-crypt/LUKS or File Vault and are protected by a passcode. These computers ask for authentication whenever they’re started or after 5 minutes of inactivity. Our mobile devices are also protected by passcode.

How to complain

We take complaints very seriously. If you’ve any reason to complain about the ways we handle your privacy, please contact Casey directly by email at [email protected] or by phone on +43 677 61 59 59 37. If you’re the letter writing type, send your envelope to Casey Link, Sankt-georgs-weg 8, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria, Europe.

Changes to the policy

If we change the contents of this policy, those changes will become effective the moment we publish them on our website.


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It Starts With a Conversation

Are our organizations a perfect match?

We'll never know unless you reach out. Schedule a free consultation now.

Contact me directly

[email protected]

or give me a call: +43 677 61 59 59 37