[Map of where to park and where we meet (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxCGb2OaeO5uSHpoM19tOHN4M2dXbUZob3QweVFFeXM1N3BR/view?usp=sharing)]
We hold Civic Hack Nights twice a month where members use their skills to make San Jose, and the South Bay, a better place. Typical hack nights have the following structure:
-6:30-6:45pm: Mingling, chatting, eating pizza
-6:45pm-7pm: Introductions, updates, and project share outs.
-7pm-8:45pm: Work on projects in teams or as individuals
-8:45pm-9pm: Share progress with group and wrap-up
We welcome new members! We've found it helpful to be clear on what Code for San Jose is, and what it isn't:
Code for San Jose is:
-a place people gather to work on open-source projects that benefit our community.
Code for San Jose isn't:
-an organization that teaches people how to code
-always prepared to pair you with a project on day one. That said, it's a good idea to look through the open data available to us (http://codeforsanjose.com/data/) and start thinking about a project you might find interesting to work on.
Before the meeting:
[Agenda for the meeting (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxCGb2OaeO5ua09pVFcwNW9kLU0?usp=sharing) - check back the week of for an update list of projects and their needs. Feel free to hop into the slack channel (https://slackin-c4sj.herokuapp.com/) and github (http://github.com/codeforsanjose) ahead of time]
At your first meeting, we'll give you an overview of the organization and tell you about on-going projects some members are leading.
Pizza will be provided thanks to our generous sponsor Microsoft. Bring your ideas, enthusiasm, and if you can, a laptop.