What we're about

Code for Boston is a Code for America Brigade - a volunteer civic innovation organization created by Boston-area developers, designers, and activists with an interest in solving civic and social problems through the use of technology.

We feel that Boston was the driving force in the creation of Government 1.0; we should be leading the way for Gov 2.0. We seek to leverage the revolutionary spirit of New England to help open, improve, and engage our local governments across the Greater Boston area, and to pursue projects that solve real problems in our communities.

In conjunction with our fellow brigades across the country, we aim to provide a focal point for community-based civic innovation and technology projects in the Boston area. We meet weekly at the Cambridge Innovation Center in Kendall Square, from 7 - 9:30pm. Please review our group's Code of Conduct (https://www.codeforboston.org/code-of-conduct/) before attending.

Homepage: http://codeforboston.org

Upcoming events (4+)

Weekly Hack Night

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Code for Boston is now running hybrid meetups. RSVP on Meetup.com to attend in-person, and RSVP on Zoom to attend virtually. New member orientation is in-person the first Tuesday of the month, and virtual during other weeks.

If you are going to attend the virtual event, please make sure to do the following, and then join us on Zoom at 7pm:

  • Join our Slack: https://slack.codeforboston.org
  • Download Zoom for our announcements and orientation: https://zoom.us/download
  • Here’s the Zoom link for getting things started tonight at 7pm (It will look like a zoom webinar signup form): http://www.codeforboston.org/rooms/cfb
  • Find your project team’s Google Hangout room and bookmark it: http://www.codeforboston.org/projects

Schedule
7:00 p.m. - Opening remarks, project updates, announcements
7:20 p.m. - New member orientation
8:00 p.m. - Hacking!

To ensure that Code for Boston is a welcoming space for all, staff and participants are held to our Code of Conduct (https://www.codeforboston.org/code-of-conduct/).

All Code for Boston events are on the record by default. Participants should be made aware that they may be quoted, photographed, videotaped, and otherwise recorded. Exceptions must be agreed to by all parties present in a conversation in order for the conversation to be off the record.

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Mob Programming Workshop & Weekly Hack Night

Needs a location

Code for Boston is now running hybrid meetups. RSVP on Meetup.com to attend in-person, and RSVP on Zoom to attend virtually. New member orientation is in-person the first Tuesday of the month, and virtual during other weeks.

In addition to our usual hack night, we are offering a Mob Programming Workshop. If you wish to participate in the workshop, please RSVP to that event at http://bit.ly/codeforbostonworkshop

All experience levels welcome! Spend two hours mob programming features for the “Mob Timer Kata”. Learn about TDD and Typescript/Jest by doing it.

Mob Programming is a technique for facilitating a group of people working collaboratively on one computer. TDD is a powerful technique where you write tests before writing one line of code and your design evolves from the tests.

If you are going to attend the virtual event, please make sure to do the following, and then join us on Zoom at 7pm:

  • Join our Slack: https://slack.codeforboston.org
  • Download Zoom for our announcements and orientation: https://zoom.us/download
  • Here’s the Zoom link for getting things started tonight at 7pm (It will look like a zoom webinar signup form): http://www.codeforboston.org/rooms/cfb
  • Find your project team’s Google Hangout room and bookmark it: http://www.codeforboston.org/projects

Schedule
7:00 p.m. - Opening remarks, project updates, announcements
7:20 p.m. - New member orientation
8:00 p.m. - Hacking!

To ensure that Code for Boston is a welcoming space for all, staff and participants are held to our Code of Conduct (https://www.codeforboston.org/code-of-conduct/).

All Code for Boston events are on the record by default. Participants should be made aware that they may be quoted, photographed, videotaped, and otherwise recorded. Exceptions must be agreed to by all parties present in a conversation in order for the conversation to be off the record.

Weekly Hack Night

Needs a location

Code for Boston is now running hybrid meetups. RSVP on Meetup.com to attend in-person, and RSVP on Zoom to attend virtually. New member orientation is in-person the first Tuesday of the month, and virtual during other weeks.

If you are going to attend the virtual event, please make sure to do the following, and then join us on Zoom at 7pm:

  • Join our Slack: https://slack.codeforboston.org
  • Download Zoom for our announcements and orientation: https://zoom.us/download
  • Here’s the Zoom link for getting things started tonight at 7pm (It will look like a zoom webinar signup form): http://www.codeforboston.org/rooms/cfb
  • Find your project team’s Google Hangout room and bookmark it: http://www.codeforboston.org/projects

Schedule
7:00 p.m. - Opening remarks, project updates, announcements
7:20 p.m. - New member orientation
8:00 p.m. - Hacking!

To ensure that Code for Boston is a welcoming space for all, staff and participants are held to our Code of Conduct (https://www.codeforboston.org/code-of-conduct/).

All Code for Boston events are on the record by default. Participants should be made aware that they may be quoted, photographed, videotaped, and otherwise recorded. Exceptions must be agreed to by all parties present in a conversation in order for the conversation to be off the record.

Weekly Hack Night

Needs a location

Code for Boston is now running hybrid meetups. RSVP on Meetup.com to attend in-person, and RSVP on Zoom to attend virtually. New member orientation is in-person the first Tuesday of the month, and virtual during other weeks.

If you are going to attend the virtual event, please make sure to do the following, and then join us on Zoom at 7pm:

  • Join our Slack: https://slack.codeforboston.org
  • Download Zoom for our announcements and orientation: https://zoom.us/download
  • Here’s the Zoom link for getting things started tonight at 7pm (It will look like a zoom webinar signup form): http://www.codeforboston.org/rooms/cfb
  • Find your project team’s Google Hangout room and bookmark it: http://www.codeforboston.org/projects

Schedule
7:00 p.m. - Opening remarks, project updates, announcements
7:20 p.m. - New member orientation
8:00 p.m. - Hacking!

To ensure that Code for Boston is a welcoming space for all, staff and participants are held to our Code of Conduct (https://www.codeforboston.org/code-of-conduct/).

All Code for Boston events are on the record by default. Participants should be made aware that they may be quoted, photographed, videotaped, and otherwise recorded. Exceptions must be agreed to by all parties present in a conversation in order for the conversation to be off the record.

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