What we're about

Welcome to Open Oakland!

OpenOakland (http://openoakland.org/), is a volunteer-led group that bridges technology and community for a thriving and equitable Oakland. We do this by cultivating meaningful relationships, inspiring civic engagement, and empowering Oaklanders. As part of the Code for America Brigade network (https://brigade.codeforamerica.org/), we are a welcoming and inclusive volunteer group of developers, designers, data geeks, and citizen activists who use creative technology to solve civic and social problems.

Our projects are working improve lives of Oaklanders, and there's lots of ways to plug in. Check out our list of active projects, here: openoakland.org/projects

We're always open to new projects and community partners - come pitch us your civic engagement idea! Feel free to join us in person for a hack night or email leadership@openakland.org. New projects are always incubating.

*Bringing a laptop is strongly encouraged*, but not required.

Upcoming events (5)

OpenOakland Civic Hack Night

Online event

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)
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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 project Slack channels)

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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). Please note that our Demo Night segment is recorded; you may turn off your camera and remove your name to maintain anonymity.

Our monthly recurring meetings (following intros):
• First Tues every month: Demo Night: Check out the latest from our active projects
• 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 Civic Hack Night

Online event

Join us this Tuesday on Zoom for our regular weekly meetup, connect with an existing project, and discover how to use your skills and knowledge to contribute to a thriving and equitable Oakland.

This week's meetup also features our monthly Steering Committee meeting (every third Tuesday of the month), where OpenOakland leadership discusses upcoming changes, decisions, and brigade needs. Anyone is welcome to observe.

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.

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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)

7:00 - 8:00
Steering Committee
(in Zoom)

7:00 - 8:30
Project working groups
(in project Slack channels)

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

We meet online every Tuesday at 6:00 (you'll receive the the path to the Zoom link when you RSVP). Please note that our Demo Night segment is recorded; you may turn off your camera and remove your name to maintain anonymity.

Our monthly recurring meetings (following intros):
• First Tues every month: Demo Night: Check out the latest from our active projects
• 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 Civic Hack Night

Online event

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)

6:45 - 8:30
Project working groups
(in project Slack channels)

====================================
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). Please note that our Demo Night segment is recorded; you may turn off your camera and remove your name to maintain anonymity.

Our monthly recurring meetings (following intros):
• First Tues every month: Demo Night: Check out the latest from our active projects
• 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 Civic Hack Night

Online event

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)

6:45 - 8:30
Project working groups
(in project Slack channels)

====================================
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). Please note that our Demo Night segment is recorded; you may turn off your camera and remove your name to maintain anonymity.

Our monthly recurring meetings (following intros):
• First Tues every month: Demo Night: Check out the latest from our active projects
• 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!

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OpenOakland Civic Hack Night

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