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 (5)

Civic Hack & Map Night

Online event

***** How to attend Civic Hack Night? *****
1. Register for the Zoom call:
https://bit.ly/3oFPSwi

2. Join the Zoom call when the event starts

***** How to start getting involved with Code for San Jose? *****
1. Join our Slack Organization:
https://bit.ly/3f78NML

2. Read the Code of Conduct: https://www.codeforsanjose.org/volunteer.html

***** What is Code for San Jose? *****
Code for San José is a community of volunteers that collaborate on civic projects to make government & community services more accessible, equitable, and transparent. We are a Code for America brigade of makers, designers, developers, community activists and subject matter experts who come together to use tech to solve civic problems.

***** What is Civic Hack Night? *****
Civic Hack Night is a time where all Code for San Jose members convene to hear organization announcements, listen to community project pitches, and demonstrate their project process.

All people are welcome to attend!

** Civic Hack Night Agenda **
Slide deck with agenda and project descriptions:
https://bit.ly/3qSu4PU

• 6:30 - 6:35 PM: Welcome
• 6:35 - 7:00 PM: Overview, Announcements, Project Demos, Project Pitches
• 7:00 - 8:50 PM: Breakout sessions
Option 1: New members stay on the zoom call for onboarding
Option 2: Join your project team in a separate virtual call to do project work

***** Frequently Asked Questions *****
https://www.codeforsanjose.org/faq.html

***** Make a donation *****
At Code for San José, civic tech means so much more than helping communities understand and navigate local government. It also means working harder than ever to reach more people and communities.

Please consider donating $5.00. Your gift will help us fund: website hosting, t-shirts, usability testing incentives, and other supplies we use for our projects.

Make a donation: https://www.codeforsanjose.org/#donate

Civic Hack & Map Night

Online event

***** How to attend Civic Hack Night? *****
1. Register for the Zoom call:
https://bit.ly/3oFPSwi

2. Join the Zoom call when the event starts

***** How to start getting involved with Code for San Jose? *****
1. Join our Slack Organization:
https://bit.ly/3f78NML

2. Read the Code of Conduct: https://www.codeforsanjose.org/volunteer.html

***** What is Code for San Jose? *****
Code for San José is a community of volunteers that collaborate on civic projects to make government & community services more accessible, equitable, and transparent. We are a Code for America brigade of makers, designers, developers, community activists and subject matter experts who come together to use tech to solve civic problems.

***** What is Civic Hack Night? *****
Civic Hack Night is a time where all Code for San Jose members convene to hear organization announcements, listen to community project pitches, and demonstrate their project process.

All people are welcome to attend!

** Civic Hack Night Agenda **
Slide deck with agenda and project descriptions:
https://bit.ly/3qSu4PU

• 6:30 - 6:35 PM: Welcome
• 6:35 - 7:00 PM: Overview, Announcements, Project Demos, Project Pitches
• 7:00 - 8:50 PM: Breakout sessions
Option 1: New members stay on the zoom call for onboarding
Option 2: Join your project team in a separate virtual call to do project work

***** Frequently Asked Questions *****
https://www.codeforsanjose.org/faq.html

***** Make a donation *****
At Code for San José, civic tech means so much more than helping communities understand and navigate local government. It also means working harder than ever to reach more people and communities.

Please consider donating $5.00. Your gift will help us fund: website hosting, t-shirts, usability testing incentives, and other supplies we use for our projects.

Make a donation: https://www.codeforsanjose.org/#donate

Civic Hack & Map Night

Online event

***** How to attend Civic Hack Night? *****
1. Register for the Zoom call:
https://bit.ly/3oFPSwi

2. Join the Zoom call when the event starts

***** How to start getting involved with Code for San Jose? *****
1. Join our Slack Organization:
https://bit.ly/3f78NML

2. Read the Code of Conduct: https://www.codeforsanjose.org/volunteer.html

***** What is Code for San Jose? *****
Code for San José is a community of volunteers that collaborate on civic projects to make government & community services more accessible, equitable, and transparent. We are a Code for America brigade of makers, designers, developers, community activists and subject matter experts who come together to use tech to solve civic problems.

***** What is Civic Hack Night? *****
Civic Hack Night is a time where all Code for San Jose members convene to hear organization announcements, listen to community project pitches, and demonstrate their project process.

All people are welcome to attend!

** Civic Hack Night Agenda **
Slide deck with agenda and project descriptions:
https://bit.ly/3qSu4PU

• 6:30 - 6:35 PM: Welcome
• 6:35 - 7:00 PM: Overview, Announcements, Project Demos, Project Pitches
• 7:00 - 8:50 PM: Breakout sessions
Option 1: New members stay on the zoom call for onboarding
Option 2: Join your project team in a separate virtual call to do project work

***** Frequently Asked Questions *****
https://www.codeforsanjose.org/faq.html

***** Make a donation *****
At Code for San José, civic tech means so much more than helping communities understand and navigate local government. It also means working harder than ever to reach more people and communities.

Please consider donating $5.00. Your gift will help us fund: website hosting, t-shirts, usability testing incentives, and other supplies we use for our projects.

Make a donation: https://www.codeforsanjose.org/#donate

Inclusive Product Week

Online event

***RSVP required via Hopin:***
https://hopin.com/events/inclusive-product-week

Inclusive Product Week is a 2-day long free, virtual event hosted by Code for San Jose celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day. From design to development, the event shares knowledge and ideas from planners to practitioners.

Wed, May 19 from 5:30PM - 9PM PST
Thu, May 20 from 5:30PM - 9:30PM PST

Learn more about the event at inclusiveproductweek.org

Past events (197)

New Member Onboarding

Online event

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