Civic Hack Night - Projects 101

This is a past event

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Cornell in Buffalo Commons at the Market Arcade

617 Main St · Buffalo

How to find us

Once you're in the Market Arcade atrium, take the elevator to 3R and turn right

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Ready to Code for Buffalo? Join us in hearing Jonathan Gorczyca talk about taking a project from idea to reality.

Jonathan is a founder of local UX and digital product design firm, Helm Experience & Design. Jonathan will be explaining the process Helm uses to work with local companies and startups to take a business or feature idea from a napkin sketch to a powerful digital tool.

He'll be explaining how Helm works lean to evolve projects over time using important feedback from project stakeholders, designers, and developers to collaborate and maintain a project's success.

During Civic Hack Nights we get together as a community, work on projects, and build the movement of using data, technology, and design for a better Buffalo!

Everyone interested in how to get more civically engaged and working on projects - Welcome! We provide a safe space, wi-fi, and a group of great like-minded folks.

You can join any of our existing projects or come share your idea and maybe start a new collaboration.

Have fun and do good!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

• What do I need to know before showing up?

Please be familiar with and follow our Code of Conduct ( in-person and online.

• Do I need to bring anything?

We highly recommend you bring a laptop if you need it for project work as Code for Buffalo does not currently provide any devices.

• Who is this event for? Do I need to be a coder?

No! We need civic hackers of all varieties. Healthy civic tech projects have software developers, designers, community partners, project managers/owners, testers, and need lots of help. We welcome you to contribute your expertise whatever it looks like.

How else can you get involved?

• For first timers interested in joining projects, we recommend bringing a laptop. You can also submit a brand new project here! (

• Help us get to know you with this Getting Involved form (

• Explore our website ( and sign up for our email list (

• Follow us on Twitter & Facebook @CodeForBuffalo (

• Join the conversation on Slack ( and our Facebook group Buffalo Open Data Community (

• Get inspired by some of the Code for America Summit videos sessions with amazing speakers (

***Attendance implies consent to our Code of Conduct***