What we're about

Code for San Jose is an all-volunteer organization that works on civic innovation and government technology projects. Our mission is to make community services more transparent, accessible, and equitable by collaborating with local government and community-based organizations on open-source, free-to-use projects.

Our volunteers are coders, designers, data geeks, policy wonks, community activists, and/or everyday community members. We welcome anyone who is interested in innovating community services - no matter the location of your residency or your professional background.

We hold bi-monthly "civic hack nights" in where our members convene (digitally) to work on Code for San Jose projects.

We hold "civic hack nights" every other Thursday at 6:30pm PST.

Find a list of our active projects here (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1S7V9U_fK1iOidGRAhy-fBM6GLySpC2RNoHWzsm9Qj9k/edit).

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

If this sounds like your cup of tea, please join our slack channel (https://join.slack.com/t/codeforsanjose/shared_invite/zt-iwnx99kh-motBC0J47O8ItlR3zjAIBA) to begin the onboarding process.

Upcoming events (4+)

New Member Onboarding

Online event

New Member onboarding is for new and potential volunteers interested in volunteering with Code for San Jose. All people are welcomed!

*****How to attend New Member Onboarding*****
1. Register for the Zoom call:
https://codeforamerica.zoom.us/j/91379843462

2. Join the Zoom call when the event starts

During this time we will go over:
• What is Code for San Jose?
Learn about what we do and what to expect as a new volunteer!

• Project Matching
Match with one of our many civic tech projects and learn how to get started!

Check our active projects here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15nBWVyG4nFTOFKP4u1tOgFxH9xwAF8uaZG47ABm7HQ4/edit#gid=[masked]

Find a volunteer opening: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15nBWVyG4nFTOFKP4u1tOgFxH9xwAF8uaZG47ABm7HQ4/edit#gid=[masked]

South Bay Map Night (OpenStreetMap)

Online event

Every other week, OpenStreetMap enthusiasts from across San José and the South Bay meet to share mapping plans and chat about the project in general.

Register for instructions for joining the call: https://mapbox.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErcu2tqjwoGdwIfsBalxlfTrtsNBN8CX18

If you’re new to San José, Code for San José, or OpenStreetMap, swing by for a friendly introduction. (Please come on time or attend a separate New Member Onboarding session.)

To learn more about OpenStreetMap in the South Bay and what we’re currently up to, visit our homepage: https://github.com/codeforsanjose/OSM-SouthBay/

Stay in touch by joining the #proj-osm channel on Code for San José’s Slack workspace: https://join.slack.com/t/codeforsanjose/shared_invite/zt-iwnx99kh-motBC0J47O8ItlR3zjAIBA

or the much larger OpenStreetMap U.S. community’s Slack workspace, where you can connect with local mappers across the country: https://slack.openstreetmap.us/

New Member Onboarding

Online event

New Member onboarding is for new and potential volunteers interested in volunteering with Code for San Jose. All people are welcomed!

*****How to attend New Member Onboarding*****
1. Register for the Zoom call:
https://codeforamerica.zoom.us/j/91379843462

2. Join the Zoom call when the event starts

During this time we will go over:
• What is Code for San Jose?
Learn about what we do and what to expect as a new volunteer!

• Project Matching
Match with one of our many civic tech projects and learn how to get started!

Check our active projects here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15nBWVyG4nFTOFKP4u1tOgFxH9xwAF8uaZG47ABm7HQ4/edit#gid=[masked]

Find a volunteer opening: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15nBWVyG4nFTOFKP4u1tOgFxH9xwAF8uaZG47ABm7HQ4/edit#gid=[masked]

South Bay Map Night (OpenStreetMap)

Online event

Every other week, OpenStreetMap enthusiasts from across San José and the South Bay meet to share mapping plans and chat about the project in general.

Register for instructions for joining the call: https://mapbox.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErcu2tqjwoGdwIfsBalxlfTrtsNBN8CX18

If you’re new to San José, Code for San José, or OpenStreetMap, swing by for a friendly introduction. (Please come on time or attend a separate New Member Onboarding session.)

To learn more about OpenStreetMap in the South Bay and what we’re currently up to, visit our homepage: https://github.com/codeforsanjose/OSM-SouthBay/

Stay in touch by joining the #proj-osm channel on Code for San José’s Slack workspace: https://join.slack.com/t/codeforsanjose/shared_invite/zt-iwnx99kh-motBC0J47O8ItlR3zjAIBA

or the much larger OpenStreetMap U.S. community’s Slack workspace, where you can connect with local mappers across the country: https://slack.openstreetmap.us/

Past events (234)

South Bay Map Night (OpenStreetMap)

Online event

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