What we're about

We are a Code for America brigade — a volunteer civic innovation organization that welcomes citizens, coders, designers, data geeks, policy wonks and community activists with an interest in solving community problems through the use of technology.

Our goal is to help open, improve, and engage local governments in the San Jose area, and to pursue projects that solve real problems in our communities.

We hold bi-monthly "civic hack nights" in which our members work on a range of civic tech projects, such as building tools and services on top of open data.

We meet twice a month onThursdays 6:30pm in downtown San Jose. Check the meetup event for location details.

You can learn more on the Code for San Jose website (http://codeforsanjose.com/), and keep up-to-date via Twitter (https://twitter.com/codeforsanjose) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/codeforsanjose?ref=nf).

Upcoming events (2)

Civic Hack Night FT Dolores Morales on SCC Violence Reduction Program

Join us for Civic Hack Night, where community members use their skills to make San José, and the South Bay, a better place. Our featured speaker is Dolores Morales, Program Manager of the Violence Reduction Program with Santa Clara County Probation department. *Agenda* • 6:30 - 6:45 PM: Network & food • 6:45 - 7:00 PM: Welcome & Speaker • 7:00 - 8:45 PM: Group introductions and breakouts • 8:45 - 9:00 PM: Wrap up, report back *What is Code for San Jose?* Code for San José is a volunteer organization made up of makers, designers, developers, and subject matter experts who come together to use tech to solve civic problems. About the Speaker Dolores Morales started her career with the County of Santa Clara in 1995, with the County Executive, Office of Human Relations. She is very proud to have worked with the community in creating and implementing programs that addressed the needs of our residents, and inspired legislative change. She coordinated the Dispute Resolution Program and the Training Institute, managed twelve programs surrounding social justice, Ombuds, worked with schools to implement alternatives to suspension and hate crimes. Subsequently, Dolores worked for the Probation Department as a Management Analyst in the Program Analyst Communication and Evaluation Unit; coordinating various committees, working with community-based organizations, writing grants, contracts and conducted program evaluation. She has been a Senior Training & Staff Development Specialist in the Training Unit, where she was part of developing Probation Officer CORE. Dolores has been part of several County-wide initiatives, including Center for Leadership and Transformation, Supervisor and Manager educational programs, centralized volunteer coordination, and help create policy addressing working conditions for supervisors and managers. Dolores obtained her Justice Studies Degree from San Jose State University. Negotiations, Mediation and Communication Certifications from Stanford University and certifications from the University of Minnesota, School of Social Work in Restorative Justice focusing on the impact of severe violence on victims and brain neurology. • Learn more about our current projects (http://www.codeforsanjose.com/docs/projects/). • We are meeting at ActionSpot co-working studio and startup incubator https://www.myactionspot.com/membership.html • Parking: There is a parking lot on the side and behind ActionSpot, as well as street parking all around the space. We've found it helpful to be clear on what Code for San José is, and what it isn't: *Code for San José is:* • a place people gather to work on open-source projects that benefit our community *Code for San José is not:* • an organization that teaches people how to code • always prepared to pair you with a project on day one. That said, it's a good idea to look through the open data (http://www.codeforsanjose.com/docs/data/) available to us and our projects (http://www.codeforsanjose.com/docs/projects/), and start thinking about a project you might find interesting to work on. *If you are new to Code for San José, please:* • Review the Code of Conduct ( http://www.codeforsanjose.com/codeofconduct.html ). • Join the slack channel (https://slackin-c4sj.herokuapp.com/) and check out our github (http://github.com/codeforsanjose). • Check out our updated list of projects (http://www.codeforsanjose.com/docs/projects/) and their needs. • Want to start a new project? Check out our project playbook (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_gxmGh0wC81HPYxgtWhFgTrwAA-OWQxEHxpWD1rQB1w/edit?usp=sharing) • What to bring - If you have a laptop, please bring it. - Notebook - Pen or pencil

Code for San José Summer Mixer

San Pedro Square

Join us for a summer mixer and connect with new and current community members! We will meet at the outside dining area. Light appetizers will be provided. No-host bar(s). Code for San José is a volunteer organization made up of makers, designers, developers, and subject matter experts who come together to use tech to solve civic problems. How to get to the mixer: You can get here by BART, Caltrain, and VTA.org (buses or lightrail); or by bike, scooter, or carpooling. If you are looking for parking - the closest parking garage is San Pedro Square Market Garage (usually $5 flat rate, and some restaurants will validate). There's all street parking, which is free, but limited within 1-4 blocks of San Pedro Square. New or returning member? Before the meetup, please: • Check out our updated list of projects (http://www.codeforsanjose.com/docs/projects/) and their needs. • Join the slack channel (https://slackin-c4sj.herokuapp.com/) and check out our github (http://github.com/codeforsanjose). • Review the Code of Conduct ( http://www.codeforsanjose.com/codeofconduct.html)

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Civic Hack Night & Map Night


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