"They're programmers, not coders." "Our process is just too complicated to be automated." "We'll get back to you in 8 months." "We need to double our workforce to do the thing that the software is doing." The world of writing software for governments and nonprofits is so different from the one we're used to. But with surprisingly small effort, we can make impact in our local community. I'll talk through how four cold emails have given me the chance to make an impact in Utah's criminal justice system.