What we're about

You can think of Code for BTV as a pro-bono digital agency working for the public good. We pick meaningful projects and do the research, design, architecture, coding, launch, and communications work to help important organizations work more effectively. And we do it as part of the national Code for America effort:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYzMl_HnEZU&t=29s

We work on our projects from concept to completion, so we need skills of all types. We have a meetup every other week, and are always talking on Slack (http://cfbtv-slackin.herokuapp.com). Come join us; someone out there needs your help.

All Code for BTV and Code for America events and their staff, presenters, and attendees are held to a Code of Conduct and an Anti-Harassment Policy (http://codeforbtv.org/policies/code-of-conduct/).

Upcoming events (5)

Action Night (formerly Hack Night)

Online event

[NOTE THE NEW 2021 SCHEDULE - EVERY OTHER MEETING IS A 6pm ACTION NIGHT, WHICH MEANS ONCE A MONTH. THE ALTERNATING MEETING IS A LUNCH SYNC]

[THIS IS A VIRTUAL / ONLINE MEETING ONLY]

Code for BTV brings together teams of volunteer citizens and technologists to create new tools for civic-oriented and social justice organizations, solving meaningful problems for our community through digital technology.

For 2021 we are starting off with a schedule adjustment. Instead of every bi-weekly meeting being a lunch meeting, we will alternate the bi-weekly meetings such that one is a virtual action/work/hack night. The lunch session will be the time for teams to synchronize and share with other teams. The action night will be a set time when teams can meet and work.

Action nights, formerly called "Hack Nights" are recurring scheduled times for teams to get together and push along project work, whatever that might mean. For teams that are in design and planning phases that may mean UX and design or brainstorm exercises. For teams that are working on an iteration of implementation, then it could mean meeting with a client or programming or event planning ... projects take many forms and have many needs. We're finding that having a set-aside time for people to put on the calendar to get work done is helpful.

If everyone that shows up is familiar with the work and teams, then we may just jump right to work. If we have new people show, we will briefly introduce what the projects are so they can know what at least are all working on.

Given the new structure of meeting during the pandemic, and reduced capacity to run these meetings, onboarding of new members will happen in a separate MeetUp event - usually only when we know we have new members that need onboarding. But we welcome everyone to attend all meetings without the onboarding - feel free to ask any questions!

We suggest you put this on your calendar so that even if you know your project has nothing for you to do for a given action night, it will be on their when the next one rolls around to remind you to check in! :)

Civic Tech Lunch

Online event

[NOTE THE NEW 2021 SCHEDULE - EVERY OTHER MEETING IS A NOON LUNCH, WHICH MEANS LUNCH IS ONCE A MONTH. THE ALTERNATING MEETING IS AN EVENING WORK/ACTION NIGHT]

[THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT ONLY]

Code for BTV brings together teams of volunteer citizens and technologists to create new tools for civic-oriented and social justice organizations, solving meaningful problems for our community through digital technology.

For 2021 we are starting off with a schedule adjustment. Instead of every bi-weekly meeting being a lunch meeting, we will alternate the bi-weekly meetings such that one is a virtual action/work/hack night. The lunch session will be the time for teams to synchronize and share with other teams. The action night will be a set time when teams can meet and work.

The current plan is to host our brigade's monthly "sync" session over lunch on a Tuesday. All members are encouraged to join the Tuesday lunch meetings to catch up on how the various projects are doing and if they need help, to ask for help, as well as to learn what new opportunities exist, what upcoming events should be on radar, and to share their own input and thoughts on how we can work together to build more efficient and effective delivery of government and non-profit services.

Given the new structure of meeting during the pandemic, onboarding of new members will happen in a separate MeetUp event - usually only when we know we have new members that need onboarding. But we welcome everyone to attend all meetings without the onboarding - feel free to ask any questions!

If it's your first time, in an hour or less you should know what's going on, have met some new peers, and have the opportunity to join a project team.

Action Night (formerly Hack Night)

Online event

[NOTE THE NEW 2021 SCHEDULE - EVERY OTHER MEETING IS A 6pm ACTION NIGHT, WHICH MEANS ONCE A MONTH. THE ALTERNATING MEETING IS A LUNCH SYNC]

[THIS IS A VIRTUAL / ONLINE MEETING ONLY]

Code for BTV brings together teams of volunteer citizens and technologists to create new tools for civic-oriented and social justice organizations, solving meaningful problems for our community through digital technology.

For 2021 we are starting off with a schedule adjustment. Instead of every bi-weekly meeting being a lunch meeting, we will alternate the bi-weekly meetings such that one is a virtual action/work/hack night. The lunch session will be the time for teams to synchronize and share with other teams. The action night will be a set time when teams can meet and work.

Action nights, formerly called "Hack Nights" are recurring scheduled times for teams to get together and push along project work, whatever that might mean. For teams that are in design and planning phases that may mean UX and design or brainstorm exercises. For teams that are working on an iteration of implementation, then it could mean meeting with a client or programming or event planning ... projects take many forms and have many needs. We're finding that having a set-aside time for people to put on the calendar to get work done is helpful.

If everyone that shows up is familiar with the work and teams, then we may just jump right to work. If we have new people show, we will briefly introduce what the projects are so they can know what at least are all working on.

Given the new structure of meeting during the pandemic, and reduced capacity to run these meetings, onboarding of new members will happen in a separate MeetUp event - usually only when we know we have new members that need onboarding. But we welcome everyone to attend all meetings without the onboarding - feel free to ask any questions!

We suggest you put this on your calendar so that even if you know your project has nothing for you to do for a given action night, it will be on their when the next one rolls around to remind you to check in! :)

Civic Tech Lunch

Online event

[NOTE THE NEW 2021 SCHEDULE - EVERY OTHER MEETING IS A NOON LUNCH, WHICH MEANS LUNCH IS ONCE A MONTH. THE ALTERNATING MEETING IS AN EVENING WORK/ACTION NIGHT]

[THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT ONLY]

Code for BTV brings together teams of volunteer citizens and technologists to create new tools for civic-oriented and social justice organizations, solving meaningful problems for our community through digital technology.

For 2021 we are starting off with a schedule adjustment. Instead of every bi-weekly meeting being a lunch meeting, we will alternate the bi-weekly meetings such that one is a virtual action/work/hack night. The lunch session will be the time for teams to synchronize and share with other teams. The action night will be a set time when teams can meet and work.

The current plan is to host our brigade's monthly "sync" session over lunch on a Tuesday. All members are encouraged to join the Tuesday lunch meetings to catch up on how the various projects are doing and if they need help, to ask for help, as well as to learn what new opportunities exist, what upcoming events should be on radar, and to share their own input and thoughts on how we can work together to build more efficient and effective delivery of government and non-profit services.

Given the new structure of meeting during the pandemic, onboarding of new members will happen in a separate MeetUp event - usually only when we know we have new members that need onboarding. But we welcome everyone to attend all meetings without the onboarding - feel free to ask any questions!

If it's your first time, in an hour or less you should know what's going on, have met some new peers, and have the opportunity to join a project team.

Past events (169)

Tech Talk: Tech For Criminal Justice

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