Past Meetup

Civic Hack Night and Map Night

This Meetup is past

49 people went

Every 2nd Thursday of the month until January 9, 2019

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Code for San José is a volunteer organization made up of makers, designers, developers, and subject matter experts who come together to use tech to solve civic problems.

All are welcome! Technical skills are not required to contribute.

We hold Civic Hack Nights twice a month where members use their skills to make San José, and the South Bay, a better place.

Once a month is Map night focusing on the Openstreetmap community!

• Food will be provided thanks to our generous sponsor Microsoft. Bring your ideas, enthusiasm, and if you can, a laptop.

• Learn more about our current projects (


• 6:30 - 6:45 PM: Mingling, chatting, food provided

• 6:45 - 7:00 PM: Welcome & Group Introductions

• 7:00 - 8:45 PM: Work on projects in teams or as individuals

• 8:45 - 9:00 PM: Share progress with group and wrap-up

We've found it helpful to be clear on what Code for San José is, and what it isn't:

Code for San José is:

• a place people gather to work on open-source projects that benefit our community

Code for San José 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 and our projects (, and start thinking about a project you might find interesting to work on.

Before the meeting:

• Check out our updated list of projects ( and their needs.

• Join the slack channel ( and check out our github (

Review the Code of Conduct ( ).

• At your first meeting, we'll give you an overview of the organization and tell you about on-going projects some members are leading.

• What to bring
- If you have a laptop, bring it.
- Notebook
- Pen or pencil