Civic Hack Night & Map Night

Code for San Jose
Code for San Jose
Public group

Backyard San Jose

35 S 2nd Street · San Jose, ca

How to find us

The venue Backyard San Jose is located near the intersection of Fountain Alley and S 2nd Street in San Jose at the Fountain Alley Lot, 35 S 2nd Street, San Jose. For more information about Backyard San Jose, go to:

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Join us for Civic Hack Night, where community members use their skills to make San José, and the South Bay, a better place.

Once a month, the local OpenStreetMap community joins us to improve South Bay coverage and welcome new mappers.

• 6:30 - 6:45 PM: Networking
• 6:45 - 7:00 PM: Welcome & Group introductions
• 7:00 - 8:45 PM: Team breakouts
• 8:45 - 8:50 PM: Wrap up, report back

*Food & Water*
We will provide light appetizers. There will be a food truck and cafe where you can purchase food and drinks. There is no tap water available at this venue. We encourage you to bring your reusable water bottle filled with water.

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

*What is Code for San Jose?*
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.

• Learn more about our current projects (

*How to get here*
Backyard San José is close to VTA light rail and bus lines (go to for more information), and a scooter/bike-ride down from the San Jose Diridon Caltrain Station. Backyard San Jose is located in Fountain Alley Lot at 35 S 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95113.

For more information about Backyard San Jose, go to:

The closest parking garage on 2nd and San Carlos is $5 flat rate after 6pm on weekdays. For a map of all downtown parking: There is no parking validation at this venue. Some nearby businesses may validate parking.

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 is not:*

• 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.

*If you are new to Code for San José, please:*

• Review the Code of Conduct ( ).

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

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

• Want to start a new project? Check out our project playbook (

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