What we're about

OpenMaine is a local Brigade in the Code for America (https://www.codeforamerica.org/) network.

Our goal is to help create services that are simple, effective, and easy to use, to benefit our communities. While most of our work focuses on the creation and development of technological solutions to civic problems, not all "hacking" needs to involve coding or technology.

Everyone is welcome from all backgrounds and skill levels. We welcome those who have ideas about problems to address, those who have administrative, design, and/or technical skills to contribute, and those who want to learn more.

Meetings are generally on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in Augusta, and the 3rd Thursday in Portland. Please RSVP on Meetup, in part to help us know how many to expect, and in part so that you're aware of any schedule changes.

Upcoming events (5)

OpenMaine Monthly Virtual Meetup

Online event

Once a month we gather to discuss and build civic technology.

Current active projects:
- Maine Ballot (maineballot.org) - The goal of MaineBallot.org is to provide concise, non-partisan information to make it easy to understand the ballot questions pending in Maine.
- Rent Stabilization Calculator - A cost calculator to help tenants understand landlords comply with Portland's new rent stabilization ordinance.

Ready to dive in? Find an issue to work on here: https://github.com/orgs/OpenMaine/projects/7

What is civic technology?
Civic technology is the practice of applying rapid prototyping and user centered design to solve civic problems such as voting, budgeting, parking, transit, community engagement, etc., (to name just a few). Civic technologists believe that government services can be efficient, equitable, and open.

We are a Code for America brigade. Learn about Code for America's brigade program here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYzMl_HnEZU

Everyone is welcome from all backgrounds and skill levels. We suggest bringing a laptop (encouraged, but not required) if you think you'd like to dive in on a project. We share what we are working on at the beginning of each Meetup and introduce all attendees to our Code of Conduct and meeting style. We then have a short featured speaker and a discussion. Project teams are invited to work after the featured speaker, if they like.

So, come hack your city! Everyone is welcome.

To connect with us outside of the meetings:
From our website: http://openmaine.org
You can find info to sign up with us on Slack, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and get to our GitHub repository.

OpenMaine Monthly Virtual Meetup

Online event

Once a month we gather to discuss and build civic technology.

Current active projects:
- Maine Ballot (maineballot.org) - The goal of MaineBallot.org is to provide concise, non-partisan information to make it easy to understand the ballot questions pending in Maine.
- Rent Stabilization Calculator - A cost calculator to help tenants understand landlords comply with Portland's new rent stabilization ordinance.

Ready to dive in? Find an issue to work on here: https://github.com/orgs/OpenMaine/projects/7

What is civic technology?
Civic technology is the practice of applying rapid prototyping and user centered design to solve civic problems such as voting, budgeting, parking, transit, community engagement, etc., (to name just a few). Civic technologists believe that government services can be efficient, equitable, and open.

We are a Code for America brigade. Learn about Code for America's brigade program here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYzMl_HnEZU

Everyone is welcome from all backgrounds and skill levels. We suggest bringing a laptop (encouraged, but not required) if you think you'd like to dive in on a project. We share what we are working on at the beginning of each Meetup and introduce all attendees to our Code of Conduct and meeting style. We then have a short featured speaker and a discussion. Project teams are invited to work after the featured speaker, if they like.

So, come hack your city! Everyone is welcome.

To connect with us outside of the meetings:
From our website: http://openmaine.org
You can find info to sign up with us on Slack, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and get to our GitHub repository.

OpenMaine Monthly Virtual Meetup

Online event

Once a month we gather to discuss and build civic technology.

Current active projects:
- Maine Ballot (maineballot.org) - The goal of MaineBallot.org is to provide concise, non-partisan information to make it easy to understand the ballot questions pending in Maine.
- Rent Stabilization Calculator - A cost calculator to help tenants understand landlords comply with Portland's new rent stabilization ordinance.

Ready to dive in? Find an issue to work on here: https://github.com/orgs/OpenMaine/projects/7

What is civic technology?
Civic technology is the practice of applying rapid prototyping and user centered design to solve civic problems such as voting, budgeting, parking, transit, community engagement, etc., (to name just a few). Civic technologists believe that government services can be efficient, equitable, and open.

We are a Code for America brigade. Learn about Code for America's brigade program here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYzMl_HnEZU

Everyone is welcome from all backgrounds and skill levels. We suggest bringing a laptop (encouraged, but not required) if you think you'd like to dive in on a project. We share what we are working on at the beginning of each Meetup and introduce all attendees to our Code of Conduct and meeting style. We then have a short featured speaker and a discussion. Project teams are invited to work after the featured speaker, if they like.

So, come hack your city! Everyone is welcome.

To connect with us outside of the meetings:
From our website: http://openmaine.org
You can find info to sign up with us on Slack, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and get to our GitHub repository.

OpenMaine Monthly Virtual Meetup

Online event

Once a month we gather to discuss and build civic technology.

Current active projects:
- Maine Ballot (maineballot.org) - The goal of MaineBallot.org is to provide concise, non-partisan information to make it easy to understand the ballot questions pending in Maine.
- Rent Stabilization Calculator - A cost calculator to help tenants understand landlords comply with Portland's new rent stabilization ordinance.

Ready to dive in? Find an issue to work on here: https://github.com/orgs/OpenMaine/projects/7

What is civic technology?
Civic technology is the practice of applying rapid prototyping and user centered design to solve civic problems such as voting, budgeting, parking, transit, community engagement, etc., (to name just a few). Civic technologists believe that government services can be efficient, equitable, and open.

We are a Code for America brigade. Learn about Code for America's brigade program here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYzMl_HnEZU

Everyone is welcome from all backgrounds and skill levels. We suggest bringing a laptop (encouraged, but not required) if you think you'd like to dive in on a project. We share what we are working on at the beginning of each Meetup and introduce all attendees to our Code of Conduct and meeting style. We then have a short featured speaker and a discussion. Project teams are invited to work after the featured speaker, if they like.

So, come hack your city! Everyone is welcome.

To connect with us outside of the meetings:
From our website: http://openmaine.org
You can find info to sign up with us on Slack, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and get to our GitHub repository.

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