What we're about

Code for Fort Collins ( http://codeforfoco.org/ ) is an organization for volunteers to use their (non)technical skills to improve Fort Collins. We are a part of the Code for America Brigade Network (https://brigade.codeforamerica.org/), which is a loose affiliation of member-driven grass-roots organizations all trying to make their local communities better.

We build projects that serve specific already-existing needs for local organizations (non-profits, NGOs, government) and *alternately* use open data APIs to make cool things. A few examples:

* For Homeward 2020, we helps them to visualize data they were gathering about homelessness in the community using Tableau (http://www.homeward2020.org/data-dashboard/).

* For our members' interest in "open data" we're using a city solar permitting data chart how it's doing compared to its ambitious climate goals (http://solar-scorecard.org). The project is using Vue JS.

We're always looking for new projects. Please let us know if you've got an idea. You can email people@codeforfoco.org or show up for a meeting.

We also need lots of non-code volunteers! Most directly, we're seeking people to build awareness of us in the community (to find new projects, and get more volunteers) and people who can help us keep our

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Brigade Congress 2022

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Code for America and the Brigade Network proudly invite you to the 6th annual Brigade Congress! This hybrid event will occur online and in person in St. Louis, MO, from October 14-16, 2022.

What is Brigade Congress?
Brigade Congress is the primary convening centered around the Code for America Network - bringing together Brigade volunteers and leaders, government and community partners, and civic tech professionals. Together, we share our collective vision of what's next for our movement and learn the skills we need to level up our civic hacking communities.
We have planned training sessions, collective action activities, speakers, unconference sessions, lightning talks, participatory governance, and more.

Come ready to share your stories on what has worked and hasn't and how we can apply those lessons to future wins. We'll tackle how to prevent burnout, how to solve complex problems, and how to overcome the challenges you're facing on the ground.

But beyond that, we'll come together around our shared values and learn how volunteers like you work for change.

Check our website for lots of information. You can also see the schedule and join the conversations on Discourse.

Travel Information
We strive to ensure that as many Network volunteers can attend Brigade Congress. Please read the travel support options and apply here. We know the travel support deadline has passed, but if you are interested in attending in person, please reach out to us at [masked].

RSVP for Brigade Congress
To reserve your in-person or virtual ticket, please register through Eventbrite. RSVPing there will help us email you essential updates around the event.

For additional details, visit the website or contact the Code for America Network team at [masked].

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