What we're about

We are a Code for America brigade — a volunteer civic innovation organization that welcomes citizens, coders, designers, data geeks, policy wonks and community activists with an interest in solving community problems through the use of technology.

Our goal is to help open, improve, and engage local governments in the San Jose area, and to pursue projects that solve real problems in our communities.

We hold bi-monthly "civic hack nights" in which our members work on a range of civic tech projects, such as building tools and services on top of open data.

We meet twice a month onThursdays 6:30pm in downtown San Jose. Check the meetup event for location details.

You can learn more on the Code for San Jose website (http://codeforsanjose.com/), and keep up-to-date via Twitter (https://twitter.com/codeforsanjose) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/codeforsanjose?ref=nf).

Upcoming events (1)

Civic Hack Night & Map Night

Online event

Register for the Zoom link here: https://codeforamerica.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkd--qrjoiH9TCsvdTZaeLp40OffnrhhIs We are meeting digitally because of COVID-19. Join us for Civic Hack and Map Night, where community members use their skills to make San José, and the South Bay, a better place. OpenStreetMap South Bay will also be meeting to work on updating OpenStreetMap, an open source map that everyone can edit. *New to Code for San José? Please do this before the meetup:* • Sign up for our Slack channel and use the on boarding bot on Slack: (https://slackin-c4sj.herokuapp.com/) • Review the Code of Conduct ( https://www.codeforsanjose.com/#codeOfConduct). *What to bring to this VIRTUAL meetup*: • If you have a laptop, please bring it. • Your ideas for making San José and the South Bay a better place *Agenda* To view the agenda, including information on project updates, resources, ideas, job and volunteering opportunities, check out this slide deck: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Zih1Udx_T219zeU_lk3c2HIgmbJA41QM4wpn6s7c-3Y/edit?usp=sharing • 6:30 - 6:40 PM: Welcome • 6:40 - 7:00 PM: Project Pitches • 7:00 - 8:50 PM: Team breakouts, find the relevant Slack channel to join • 8:50 - 9:00 PM: Teams report updates and next steps on Slack *What is Code for San Jose?* Code for San José is a community of volunteers that work together on open-source projects benefit our community. We are a Code for America brigade of makers, designers, developers, and subject matter experts who come together to use tech to solve civic problems. *Frequently Asked Questions* Check out our FAQ page(https://www.codeforsanjose.com/#faq)

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