What we're about

Code for DC brings together volunteers putting technology to work in service of civic and social issues in the DC community.

Our volunteers include software developers, designers, product managers, data geeks, activists, and other community members. All are welcome to participate, and we seek to be a diverse and inclusive space.

We partner with both community organizations and government agencies. Some of our work is specific to DC proper, while other work relates to the entire region.

Our types of project work include: building websites and web apps, analyzing data, running educational workshops, designing materials, and more. We usually meet twice a month, with additional project work happening between meetings.

Code for DC is part of the larger field of civic technology (https://medium.com/tradecraft-traction/navigating-the-field-of-civic-tech-c1f9670c8f69), and is a member of the Code for America brigade network (https://brigade.codeforamerica.org/), which consists of over 80 similar organizations in cities across the country.

Upcoming events (1)

In-Person Social Event

Sauf Haus Bier Hall

After well over a year since our last in-person project night, we are excited to have an in-person event again! Whether you are new to Code for DC or are a long-timer, come meet like-minded people!

The plan is to hang out in the range of 2–5pm; come and go as you wish. It's possible people may hang around longer or go somewhere else afterward.

Please join our Slack (https://codefordc.org/slack) for updates on the day of the event! There, you will be able to find details on how exactly to find us. Also, in case we need to change the venue or if people decide to migrate somewhere else afterward, we will post there.

— This is not a project night. We will not be working on projects. This is strictly social!
— The venue may be limited to ages 21+. Make sure to bring ID.
— The venue serves both drinks and food, but the food menu is limited (primarily pretzels and sausages).
— Our exact location in the venue may be indoors. The top floor has a roof that opens, creating an outdoor-ish atmosphere, but we'll see what configuration they have on the day of.
— You are attending at your own risk and comfort level, and will be agreeing to abide by all applicable health rules.

Past events (189)

Virtual Project Night

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