We’re thrilled to share that has officially recognized Digital Defiance as a legitimate organization for both donations and volunteer contributions. This means that Microsoft employees can now channel their funds and volunteer hours to us through the Microsoft Benevity Giving Portal.

We believe that everyone has unique skills that can benefit the greater good. With our integration with DonorPerfect, we not only keep track of volunteer data but also help in documenting your volunteering hours for tax benefits.

Remember, volunteering isn’t limited to hands-on, ground-zero work. If you’re passionate about Free Software and Open Source, we invite you to share your expertise. There’s a vast array of ways you can contribute, making a tangible difference, and gaining recognition for your efforts. We envision a future where open-source/free software projects will collaborate with us to guide volunteers to them. And tech professionals will look forward to volunteering through Digital Defiance to support open source most effectively.

Whether you’re a software engineer, a designer, a project manager, or any professional – we’re confident we have a project that can use your expertise. And if you have a specific project in mind? Even better!

Thank you for being a part of this journey. Welcome to the Digital Defiance family!


  • Jessica Mulein

    Jessica Mulein's dedication to technology began at the tender age of 12, setting the foundation for her future endeavors. In 1995, she co-founded Silicon Connections, an Internet Service Provider that remains active under the leadership of her co-founder. Jessica's career path led her to Microsoft, marking a notable chapter in her professional journey. Parallel to this, her unwavering commitment to Open Source inspired the establishment of Digital Defiance in 2022, which was incorporated in 2023. Even in its early stages, Digital Defiance is actively exploring promising opportunities, such as corporate matching and giving programs. Today, alongside her role at Microsoft, Jessica provides strategic direction as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Digital Defiance.

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