Can you describe MatchPact and how it came to be?

In the midst of all the incidents of racist crimes against black people, I felt powerless in terms of being able to help and support the Black Lives Matter movement. We had donated money to support the cause but didn’t feel comfortable attending protests because of the risk of contracting COVID-19.

Initially, we had the unique idea of creating a medium through which people could post their donation matching offers, perform transactions, and track progress to reaching the final goal. However, after realizing it was not feasible to create something including all these features over a weekend’s short time, I decided to quickly put together a website compiling tweets by people who have offered to match donations with receipt pictures for confirmation of the transaction.


Do you have any requests from the community?

Feedback would be great and if anyone has any suggestions, that would be awesome! More than anything, I want to see people donating and completing matching goals.

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About the Engineer

Jess’s career as an engineer has grown largely within the past few years. She was initially working with kids who have autism and slowly transitioned her way to becoming a Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer. After engaging in software development for the past 3 years and building a passion for coding, she is currently working at Compass as a Senior Software Engineer.

In her spare time, Jess enjoys developing side projects such as MatchPact. As of now, she has been working on another project for a few years and she hopes it will take off successfully after launch.

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Jess Solka
Senior Software Engineer

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