What we're about

OpenOakland is an all-volunteer collective that bridges community and technology for a thriving and equitable Oakland. We bring technologists, designers, data geeks, advocates, residents, researchers, policy makers, thinkers, and doers together to build community-centered technology that empowers Oaklanders to shape the city we want to live in.

Founded in 2012, OpenOakland was one of the first brigades of Code for America, a national nonprofit making government work for the people in the digital age. For nearly a decade, our digital tools have given Oaklanders a voice in their local government, from mapping community resources to publishing the city budget publicly for the first time ever.

We welcome folks from all disciplines, backgrounds, and experience levels; join us and say hello!

Visit us online: https://openoakland.org

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We expect everyone participating in OpenOakland events, physical spaces, and digital channels to adhere to our Code of Conduct: https://openoakland.org/code-of-conduct

To explore active and incubating projects, visit: https://openoakland.org/projects

Upcoming events (4+)

OpenOakland Weekly Meetup

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Join us this Tuesday on Zoom to get to know our group, connect to a project, and learn how you can contribute to a thriving and equitable Oakland.

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SCHEDULE (times are approximate)

6:00 - 6:30
Quick tour of OpenOakland for new folks
(in Zoom)

6:30 - 6:45
Brigade check-in for everyone
(in Zoom main room)

6:45 - 8:30
Project working groups
(in Zoom breakout rooms)

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We meet online every Tuesday at 6:00 (6:30 for returning members; you'll receive the the path to the Zoom link when you RSVP).

Our monthly recurring meetings (following intros):
• First Tues every month: Demo Night: Check out the latest from our active projects (the Demo Night segment is recorded; you may turn off your camera and remove your name to maintain anonymity)
• Third Tues every month: Steering Committee: Our leadership meeting is open to all (https://openoakland.org/how-we-work/).

Visit https://www.openoakland.org/ to learn more about us, our current projects, upcoming events and opportunities to get engaged.

Please be familiar with and follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.openoakland.org/code-of-conduct/

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

We look forward to meeting you!

Collective Action for Broadband Equity [Virtual Activity]

Network event

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At Brigade Congress, we will have a dedicated virtual-first action track—similar to National Day of Civic Hacking—on broadband access.

Access to fast, reliable internet means access to education, jobs, services, and democratic participation. Join Code for America and KC Digital Drive on Saturday, October 15th at 3pm ET/2pm CT to:

  • Gather high-quality evidence that state broadband offices can use to challenge the FCC broadband maps and ensure that no community is denied the opportunity to benefit from upgraded infrastructure.
  • Construct a rich database of information about broadband availability and pricing for communities across the United States, allowing for analysis that could inform efforts to uncover instances of price discrimination, digital redlining, and other practices of concern.

All civic technologists, advocates, and organizers are welcome!

➡️ Click here to sign up for updates and information on how to join!

If you want to attend the full Brigade Congress event and check out other virtual sessions, register here.

OpenOakland Steering Committee Meeting

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Our Steering Committee meets monthly to discuss brigade strategy and make operational decisions. All are welcome to observe (https://openoakland.org/how-we-work).

Most of our Project leads will be in Steering Committee, so if you're looking to connect with a project, you may want to visit our Demo Night on the first Tues. each month instead.

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SCHEDULE (times are approximate)

6:00 - 6:30 Quick tour of OpenOakland for new folks
(in Zoom)

6:30 - 6:45 Brigade check-in for everyone
(in Zoom)

6:45 - 8:30 Project working groups
(in Zoom breakout rooms)

7:00 - 8:00 Steering Committee meeting
(in Zoom main room)

====================================

We meet online every Tuesday at 6:00 (6:30 for returning members; you'll receive the the path to the Zoom link when you RSVP).

Our monthly recurring meetings (following intros):
• First Tues every month: Demo Night: Check out the latest from our active projects (our Demo Night segment is recorded; you may turn off your camera and remove your name to maintain anonymity).
• Third Tues every month: Steering Committee: Our leadership meeting is open to all.

Visit https://www.openoakland.org/ to learn more about us, our current projects, upcoming events and opportunities to get engaged.

Please be familiar with and follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.openoakland.org/code-of-conduct/

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

We look forward to meeting you!

OpenOakland Weekly Meetup

Link visible for attendees

Join us this Tuesday on Zoom to get to know our group, connect to a project, and learn how you can contribute to a thriving and equitable Oakland.

====================================
SCHEDULE (times are approximate)

6:00 - 6:30
Quick tour of OpenOakland for new folks
(in Zoom)

6:30 - 6:45
Brigade check-in for everyone
(in Zoom main room)

6:45 - 8:30
Project working groups
(in Zoom breakout rooms)

====================================
We meet online every Tuesday at 6:00 (6:30 for returning members; you'll receive the the path to the Zoom link when you RSVP).

Our monthly recurring meetings (following intros):
• First Tues every month: Demo Night: Check out the latest from our active projects (the Demo Night segment is recorded; you may turn off your camera and remove your name to maintain anonymity)
• Third Tues every month: Steering Committee: Our leadership meeting is open to all (https://openoakland.org/how-we-work/).

Visit https://www.openoakland.org/ to learn more about us, our current projects, upcoming events and opportunities to get engaged.

Please be familiar with and follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.openoakland.org/code-of-conduct/

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

We look forward to meeting you!

Past events (494)

OpenOakland Steering Committee Meeting

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