What we're about

Code for DC is the DC Chapter of the Code for America Brigades. We bring together community members and subject matter experts with data enthusiasts and techies to help make a better DC for all of its residents.

A few examples: we’ve partnered with non-profits to build a client intake system and create a comprehensive database of affordable housing data. We work with the city to control the rat problem and connect case workers to the right programs for their clients. We open data and help solve city issues.

Come help us build more!

Upcoming events (5+)

Project Night

Social Tables

Join us at Social Tables to contribute to a project, start your own, or just hang out with some civic-minded folks. Everyone is welcome regardless of their tech knowledge. Laptops are recommended, but not required. 6:30 - 7:00 Show up and hang out 7:00 - 7:15 Introductions, announcements, and project pitches Are you interested in pitching a new project? Contact us so that we can help hone your pitch and determine whether it’s a good fit for this event: https://codefordc.org/contact.html Unsure if your idea is a good fit for our group? Check out our guide: https://codefordc.org/resources/startaproject.html 7:15 New Person Orientation (for first-timers) 7:15 - 9:00 Projects! 9:00 - 9:15 Reconvene to discuss what we did and learned 9:15 Continue conversation at a nearby bar

Project Night

Flatiron School at WeWork

Join us at the Flatiron School at We Work, to contribute to a project, start your own, or just hang out with some civic-minded folks. Everyone is welcome regardless of their tech knowledge. Laptops are recommended, but not required. 6:30 - 7:00 Show up and hang out 7:00 - 7:15 Introductions, announcements, and project pitches Are you interested in pitching a new project? Contact us so that we can help hone your pitch and determine whether it’s a good fit for this event: https://codefordc.org/contact.html Unsure if your idea is a good fit for our group? Check out our guide: https://codefordc.org/resources/startaproject.html 7:15 New Person Orientation (for first-timers) 7:15 - 9:00 Projects! 9:00 - 9:15 Reconvene to discuss what we did and learned 9:15 Continue conversation at a nearby bar This event is sponsored by Flatiron School (check out this incredible opportunity if you're interested in learning Data Science - https://flatironschool.com/fellowships/data-science-bootcamp/dc/) Flatiron School helps people from all backgrounds to launch their career in Software Engineering or Data Science. We're outcomes focused - 97% of graduates in our most recent report landed jobs (see details - https://flatironschool.com/outcomes/), and there's a money-back guarantee for extra confidence. For anyone that's new to coding, start learning today with Flatiron’s free online course which includes 75+ hours of HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Ruby lessons. https://flatironschool.com/free-courses/coding-bootcamp-prep/

Project Night

Learning Objects

Join us at Learning Objects to contribute to a project, start your own, or just hang out with some civic-minded folks. Everyone is welcome regardless of their tech knowledge. Laptops are recommended, but not required. 6:30 - 7:00 Show up and hang out 7:00 - 7:15 Introductions, announcements, and project pitches Are you interested in pitching a new project? Contact us so that we can help hone your pitch and determine whether it’s a good fit for this event: https://codefordc.org/contact.html Unsure if your idea is a good fit for our group? Check out our guide: https://codefordc.org/resources/startaproject.html 7:15 New Person Orientation (for first-timers) 7:15 - 9:00 Projects! 9:00 - 9:15 Reconvene to discuss what we did and learned 9:15 Continue conversation at a nearby bar

Project Night

Social Tables

Join us at Social Tables to contribute to a project, start your own, or just hang out with some civic-minded folks. Everyone is welcome regardless of their tech knowledge. Laptops are recommended, but not required. 6:30 - 7:00 Show up and hang out 7:00 - 7:15 Introductions, announcements, and project pitches Are you interested in pitching a new project? Contact us so that we can help hone your pitch and determine whether it’s a good fit for this event: https://codefordc.org/contact.html Unsure if your idea is a good fit for our group? Check out our guide: https://codefordc.org/resources/startaproject.html 7:15 New Person Orientation (for first-timers) 7:15 - 9:00 Projects! 9:00 - 9:15 Reconvene to discuss what we did and learned 9:15 Continue conversation at a nearby bar

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