If you’re in the Chicago area, be aware that today at Navy Pier the National Immigration Justice Center and Senator Dick Durbin are hosting an event for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which allows a stay of deportation for undocumented youths. source.
I mention this, because I made it. The online system they’re using, that is, to register these young people, giving them a chance to stay in the country, become citizens. We’re receiving a submission every few seconds right now. It’s exhilirating. It’s the first time I can really recall being so thoroughly rewarded on an emotional level for programming something.
I made something that is making the world a better place. And thousands of people are using it. Right now.
(caveat: I didn’t do the whole thing. My coworker Jassen did a very large chunk of it, although he was still using code that I had written for a different client a while ago.)
(edit: I originally erroneously attributed the action to the DREAM act. It is actually the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.)