BigCommerce Helps Human-I-T Bridge the Digital Divide While Protecting the Earth from E-Waste.
It was in 2012 spurred by an unnecessary trashing incident of a virus-infected laptop that IT technician, James Jack and his friend, Gabe Middleton found one simple solution to two problems. Human-I-T was built out of the need to reduce electronic waste by refurbishing and redistributing it to families in need.
The non-profit aims to reduce the digital divide by providing access to devices, internet, tech support, and digital skills training to low-income communities at reduced prices. These devices are accumulated by approaching corporations to donate their decommissioned laptops, printers, hard disks, etc. that would otherwise go to landfill.
Human-I-T’s humble beginning from a 50 square foot-lobby and razor-thin margins has now developed into a company with 150+ personnel and headquarters in L.A. But as the company scaled, it outgrew its proprietary e-commerce platform which was no longer able to support Human-I-T’s growth initiatives. This is where Codaemon came in to bridge this gap so that Human-I-T could continue bridging the other, bigger ‘digital’ gap.