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Open Cleveland

We are a Code for America Brigade, which means we're volunteers that contribute our talents toward improving the way our local governments and community organizations use the web. The Brigade is about action and you're here because you are someone who takes action.

• get work done on civic projects

• start a new project, or find one to join (all backgrounds welcome!)

• bounce ideas and get help from tech and government experts

• learn about open data, smart cities, and open government

Learn more here:

Collaborate to build apps and visualizations, clean up unstructured data, catalog public datasets, create new projects to transform our region; check out an event on the calendar for more on how Civic Hack Nights work.

Tweets at @opencleveland

Our Friends, Open Geo Cleveland

Open Geo Cleveland aims to be a resource for people to discuss and share knowledge on utilizing free geographic data sets especially OpenStreetMap, and Open geo-spatial software that manages, edits, and displays geographic data, and advocate for its use in Northeast Ohio. We're also a maptime chapter =)

Tweets at @opengeocle.

On Civic Hacking.

"A civic hacker is an open source software developer who uses his or her skills to make their community and country a better place. ... A civic hacker will just do something, not asking for permission, ignoring government bureaucracy, in order to build tools and technologies with a civic-minded bent."

-- Luigi Montanez

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Recent Meetups

  • 4 days ago · 6:00 PM

    Learning Group Meeting

    8 Civic Hackers

    We are meeting at 6pm in room 245 (note the room change!  Second Floor; door will be open and room will conspicuously lack a lecturing professor) at the Levin College of... Learn more
  • January 27 · 6:00 PM

    Open Cleveland's Regular Meetup/Hack Night

    8 Civic Hackers

    We Meet in the Atrium on the first floor. We will be moving along on our new project to provide better and more complete access to the City Record, the official record... Learn more
  • January 21 · 6:00 PM

    Learning Group Meeting

    7 Civic Hackers

    THIS HAS CHANGED!  We are meeting in room 246 instead of 247.  There will not be a projector available, so be ready for some laptop huddles.  See you all Thursday! We... Learn more
  • January 7 · 6:00 PM

    Learning Group Meeting

    6 Civic Hackers

    Take note-- we will be meeting on THURSDAY!  Not Tuesday as in months past! We are meeting at 6pm in room 247 at the Levin College of Urban Affairs at CSU to continue... Learn more
  • January 6 · 6:00 PM

    Open Cleveland's Regular Meetup/Hack Night

    7 Civic Hackers

    We will be moving along on our new project to provide better and more complete access to the City Record,  the official record of Cleveland City Council’s proceedings.... Learn more
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