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.
Once a month is Map night where we feature the Openstreetmap Community!
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.
• 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 (http://www.codeforsanjose.com/docs/projects/).
• We are meeting at ActionSpot co-working studio and startup incubator https://www.myactionspot.com/membership.html
• Parking and where we meet: https://www.myactionspot.com/parking.html
• 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 (http://www.codeforsanjose.com/docs/data/) available to us and our projects (http://www.codeforsanjose.com/docs/projects/), and start thinking about a project you might find interesting to work on.
Before the meeting:
• Check out our updated list of projects (http://www.codeforsanjose.com/docs/projects/) and their needs.
• Join the slack channel (https://slackin-c4sj.herokuapp.com/) and check out our github (http://github.com/codeforsanjose).
• Review the Code of Conduct ( http://www.codeforsanjose.com/codeofconduct.html ).
• Want to start a new project? Check out our project playbook (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_gxmGh0wC81HPYxgtWhFgTrwAA-OWQxEHxpWD1rQB1w/edit?usp=sharing)
• 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.
- Pen or pencil