What we're about

Hey you! We are a group of civic-minded volunteers that want you to join us in making Charlotte a better place! We work with city departments and local organizations to create digital platforms that help Charlotte residents better interact with the Queen City.

Coding and programming are just a portion of the work we do. Our projects require project managers, designers, storytellers, writers, researchers, marketers, user experience designers, and fundraisers! Regardless of your skill level, we need you here and will give you opportunities to increase and practice any skill you do want to develop!

Are you still on the fence about how you could contribute? Come on now- we got you! We are always looking to engage our community in what they need and how we could build it! Join us for one of our monthly community nights, network with our team, support our message and support Crown Town!

Upcoming events (5+)

Project Night

Hygge Coworking at Camp North End

This is our “break out” meeting. Meaning that we are generally grouped into teams working on projects. You will have the opportunity to learn more about what we do through a quick orientation, get connected to a project, discuss how to start your own project or connect with our leadership team. You can learn more about our projects at http://brigade.opencharlotte.org. If you create a profile you can connect to a project and we’ll email you an invite to our Slack. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) • What do I need to know before showing up? Most of our attendees are working on projects or looking to get connected to a project. While a laptop isn’t required to participate, if you have one, we recommend bringing it. • Who is this event for? This event is for anyone looking to get involved in the civic tech space, applying their expertise to help solve social problems in Charlotte. • Do I need to be a coder? No! We welcome civic hackers of all varieties. Researchers, analysts, practitioners, designers, writers, photographers, have all contributed to Open Charlotte Brigade projects and organization. ENTRANCE AND PARKING: The entrance to Camp North end is at 1830 Statesville Ave. Once you're inside Camp North End: Follow signs for The Mount! Follow the driveway all the way down to the end. There will be shipping containers on your right, TURN RIGHT and then take your immediate LEFT JUST after the shipping containers. Follow that road around the bend and you'll see the 2nd area with patio furniture and lights. Park anywhere near there and look for the black and yellow building. We're in there! Still not sure? Check out this map: Are you interested in sponsoring an Open Charlotte Brigade event? We're actively looking for organizations to partner with for our events! Email us at [masked]. To keep up with Open Charlotte’s news and events, be sure to sign up for our newsletter at http://opencharlotte.org/newsletter As with all our events, we require attendees to follow our Code of Conduct. You can read about it at http://opencharlotte.org/code-of-conduct.

Community Night

Hygge Coworking at Camp North End

This is our community conversation night. We’ll get updates about our community, upcoming events and from our Community Ambassadors. Some nights we might have guest speakers (we’ll update the agenda if there is one). The end of the evening we’ll have a Leadership Conversation, where we ask you to join us in planning future Brigade events, communications and direction. Agenda: 7:00pm - Mix & Mingling 7:30pm - Community Updates 8:30pm - Leadership Conversation You can find meeting notes here http://opencharlotte.org/notes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) • What do I need to know before showing up? This is a casual event; We will spend the night talk about community opportunities and checking in with Community Ambassadors. While a laptop isn’t required to participate, if you have one, it might be useful. You don’t need to bring anything, just show up, grab a name tag, and join a conversation. • Who is this event for? This event is for anyone looking to get involved in the civic tech space, applying their expertise to help solve social problems in Charlotte. • Do I need to be a coder? No! We welcome civic hackers of all varieties. This is a social hour, we encourage newcomers to talk with people and explore where they can contribute their skills. Researchers, analysts, practitioners, designers, writers, photographers, have all contributed to Open Charlotte Brigade projects and organization. ENTRANCE AND PARKING: The entrance to Camp North end is at 1830 Statesville Ave. Once you're inside Camp North End: Follow signs for The Mount! Follow the driveway all the way down to the end. There will be shipping containers on your right, TURN RIGHT and then take your immediate LEFT JUST after the shipping containers. Follow that road around the bend and you'll see the 2nd area with patio furniture and lights. Park anywhere near there and look for the black and yellow building. We're in there! Still not sure? Check out this map: Are you interested in sponsoring an Open Charlotte Brigade event? We're actively looking for organizations to partner with for our events! Email us at [masked]. As with all our events, we require attendees to follow our Code of Conduct (http://opencharlotte.org/code-of-conduct). To keep up with Open Charlotte’s news and events, be sure to sign up for our newsletter at http://opencharlotte.org/newsletter

Project Night

Hygge Coworking at Camp North End

This is our “break out” meeting. Meaning that we are generally grouped into teams working on projects. You will have the opportunity to learn more about what we do through a quick orientation, get connected to a project, discuss how to start your own project or connect with our leadership team. You can learn more about our projects at http://brigade.opencharlotte.org. If you create a profile you can connect to a project and we’ll email you an invite to our Slack. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) • What do I need to know before showing up? Most of our attendees are working on projects or looking to get connected to a project. While a laptop isn’t required to participate, if you have one, we recommend bringing it. • Who is this event for? This event is for anyone looking to get involved in the civic tech space, applying their expertise to help solve social problems in Charlotte. • Do I need to be a coder? No! We welcome civic hackers of all varieties. Researchers, analysts, practitioners, designers, writers, photographers, have all contributed to Open Charlotte Brigade projects and organization. ENTRANCE AND PARKING: The entrance to Camp North end is at 1830 Statesville Ave. Once you're inside Camp North End: Follow signs for The Mount! Follow the driveway all the way down to the end. There will be shipping containers on your right, TURN RIGHT and then take your immediate LEFT JUST after the shipping containers. Follow that road around the bend and you'll see the 2nd area with patio furniture and lights. Park anywhere near there and look for the black and yellow building. We're in there! Still not sure? Check out this map: Are you interested in sponsoring an Open Charlotte Brigade event? We're actively looking for organizations to partner with for our events! Email us at [masked]. To keep up with Open Charlotte’s news and events, be sure to sign up for our newsletter at http://opencharlotte.org/newsletter As with all our events, we require attendees to follow our Code of Conduct. You can read about it at http://opencharlotte.org/code-of-conduct.

Community Night

Hygge Coworking at Camp North End

This is our community conversation night. We’ll get updates about our community, upcoming events and from our Community Ambassadors. Some nights we might have guest speakers (we’ll update the agenda if there is one). The end of the evening we’ll have a Leadership Conversation, where we ask you to join us in planning future Brigade events, communications and direction. Agenda: 7:00pm - Mix & Mingling 7:30pm - Community Updates 8:30pm - Leadership Conversation You can find meeting notes here http://opencharlotte.org/notes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) • What do I need to know before showing up? This is a casual event; We will spend the night talk about community opportunities and checking in with Community Ambassadors. While a laptop isn’t required to participate, if you have one, it might be useful. You don’t need to bring anything, just show up, grab a name tag, and join a conversation. • Who is this event for? This event is for anyone looking to get involved in the civic tech space, applying their expertise to help solve social problems in Charlotte. • Do I need to be a coder? No! We welcome civic hackers of all varieties. This is a social hour, we encourage newcomers to talk with people and explore where they can contribute their skills. Researchers, analysts, practitioners, designers, writers, photographers, have all contributed to Open Charlotte Brigade projects and organization. ENTRANCE AND PARKING: The entrance to Camp North end is at 1830 Statesville Ave. Once you're inside Camp North End: Follow signs for The Mount! Follow the driveway all the way down to the end. There will be shipping containers on your right, TURN RIGHT and then take your immediate LEFT JUST after the shipping containers. Follow that road around the bend and you'll see the 2nd area with patio furniture and lights. Park anywhere near there and look for the black and yellow building. We're in there! Still not sure? Check out this map: Are you interested in sponsoring an Open Charlotte Brigade event? We're actively looking for organizations to partner with for our events! Email us at [masked]. As with all our events, we require attendees to follow our Code of Conduct (http://opencharlotte.org/code-of-conduct). To keep up with Open Charlotte’s news and events, be sure to sign up for our newsletter at http://opencharlotte.org/newsletter

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Community Night

Hygge Coworking at Camp North End

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