What we're about

The Code for Asheville brigade is a volunteer civic technology organization, one of the first of over 80 local chapters of Code for America. We mobilize a network of talented, civic-minded individuals who bring technology and data know-how to help communities and local governments work better. We facilitate data-driven conversations about community issues, advocate for transparency and access to open data, and help create tools to address community problems.

Projects that Code for Asheville members have spearheaded include collection & repair of used computers for internet access for the homeless individuals; the Buncombe County Reentry Resources Hub (http://www.buncombereentryhub.org/), a website for people reentering the community after incarceration; voting tools for the November 2016 election; data analyses of homeless arrests and local public housing demographics; NC Megaphone (http://www.ncmegaphone.com/) for contacting all NCGA representatives; and an open budget site for the City of Asheville in 2014 & 2015.

To keep up with news and events, sign up for our newsletter (http://codeforasheville.us8.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=20637c03779c7979a740ebf09&id=b445fcd077).

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Project Work Day

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We're setting aside some dedicated time to focus on some of our ongoing projects.

You don't have to be already involved with a project to attend; just jump in and we'll see what we can get done together.

We'll gather with Spatial Chat, video conferencing where you can move around a virtual space and you only hear the people close to you. It will allow us to all be together, but to break off into separate groups for each project, to go off into a corner to go head-down, solo, for a while, or to bounce around to see what various groups are up to.

Building Community Together

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Are you curious or even passionate about using advocacy, technology and sensible design to create more equitable social and civic structures in Western North Carolina?

Whether you call yourself an organizer, a technologist, a designer, planner, concerned resident, all of the above or something else entirely, we want to be in relationship and build community together with you.

Check out a list of our current projects: https://github.com/CodeForAsheville/projects

What to expect:
Since project work takes place asynchronously—individually and in smaller squads—the goals of our monthly gatherings are to:

  • build relationships and learn about each other's skills, interests and goals,
  • learn what we are doing across the organization (project updates),
  • provide opportunities to get involved with and/or initiate projects, and
  • shape where we are going as an organization, co-creating the culture and course of our work together.

In this meeting, we will:

  • gather virtually using Google Meet for group video chat,
  • do brief introductions, with a prompt,
  • share updates about the projects that we're working on, highlighting deliverables for the next month and areas where additional resources would be useful, and
  • discuss and provide input on organizational policies and procedures related to how we engage with community partner organizations.

It isn't all glamorous, but the stakes are low for showing up and we'd be delighted to join together with you in this work.

Building Community Together

Link visible for attendees

Are you curious or even passionate about using advocacy, technology and sensible design to create more equitable social and civic structures in Western North Carolina?

Whether you call yourself an organizer, a technologist, a designer, planner, concerned resident, all of the above or something else entirely, we want to be in relationship and build community together with you.

Check out a list of our current projects: https://github.com/CodeForAsheville/projects

What to expect:
Since project work takes place asynchronously—individually and in smaller squads—the goals of our monthly gatherings are to:

  • build relationships and learn about each other's skills, interests and goals,
  • learn what we are doing across the organization (project updates),
  • provide opportunities to get involved with and/or initiate projects, and
  • shape where we are going as an organization, co-creating the culture and course of our work together.

In this meeting, we will:

  • gather virtually using Google Meet for group video chat,
  • do brief introductions, with a prompt,
  • share updates about the projects that we're working on, highlighting deliverables for the next month and areas where additional resources would be useful, and
  • discuss and provide input on organizational policies and procedures related to how we engage with community partner organizations.

It isn't all glamorous, but the stakes are low for showing up and we'd be delighted to join together with you in this work.

Building Community Together

Link visible for attendees

Are you curious or even passionate about using advocacy, technology and sensible design to create more equitable social and civic structures in Western North Carolina?

Whether you call yourself an organizer, a technologist, a designer, planner, concerned resident, all of the above or something else entirely, we want to be in relationship and build community together with you.

Check out a list of our current projects: https://github.com/CodeForAsheville/projects

What to expect:
Since project work takes place asynchronously—individually and in smaller squads—the goals of our monthly gatherings are to:

  • build relationships and learn about each other's skills, interests and goals,
  • learn what we are doing across the organization (project updates),
  • provide opportunities to get involved with and/or initiate projects, and
  • shape where we are going as an organization, co-creating the culture and course of our work together.

In this meeting, we will:

  • gather virtually using Google Meet for group video chat,
  • do brief introductions, with a prompt,
  • share updates about the projects that we're working on, highlighting deliverables for the next month and areas where additional resources would be useful, and
  • discuss and provide input on organizational policies and procedures related to how we engage with community partner organizations.

It isn't all glamorous, but the stakes are low for showing up and we'd be delighted to join together with you in this work.

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Building Community Together

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