What we're about

Code for San Jose is an all-volunteer organization that works on civic innovation and government technology projects. Our mission is to make community services more transparent, accessible, and equitable by collaborating with local government and community-based organizations on open-source, free-to-use projects.

Our volunteers are coders, designers, data geeks, policy wonks, community activists, and/or everyday community members. We welcome anyone who is interested in innovating community services - no matter the location of your residency or your professional background.

We hold bi-monthly "civic hack nights" in where our members convene (digitally) to work on Code for San Jose projects.

We hold "civic hack nights" every other Thursday at 6:30pm PST.

Find a list of our active projects here (https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1S7V9U_fK1iOidGRAhy-fBM6GLySpC2RNoHWzsm9Qj9k/edit).

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).

If this sounds like your cup of tea, please join our slack channel (https://join.slack.com/t/codeforsanjose/shared_invite/zt-iwnx99kh-motBC0J47O8ItlR3zjAIBA) to begin the onboarding process.

Upcoming events (2)

Civic Hack & Map Night

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***** Register here ***** https://codeforamerica.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJModu2hqz8vGNHCAsgzOJSENnayn6O9VQF9 ***** Agenda ***** Slide deck with agenda and project descriptions: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1S7V9U_fK1iOidGRAhy-fBM6GLySpC2RNoHWzsm9Qj9k/edit?usp=sharing • 6:30 - 6:35 PM: Welcome • 6:45 - 6:55 PM: Overview & Announcements • 6:55 - 7:10 PM: Project Updates • 7:10 - 8:50 PM: Option 1: New members on the zoom call for onboarding Option 2: Stay on zoom call to brainstorm new project ideas. Option 3: Join a team to work on an existing project. Joining late? The main zoom room will usually close by 7:15pm or earlier, depending on when onboarding wraps up. We encourage you to join the conversation on our Slack workspace. ***** New to Code for San José? ***** • Read the Code of Conduct: https://www.codeforsanjose.com/volunteer.html • Join the conversation on our Slack workspace: https://join.slack.com/t/codeforsanjose/shared_invite/zt-iwnx99kh-motBC0J47O8ItlR3zjAIBA ***** What is Code for San Jose? ***** Code for San José is a community of volunteers that collaborate on civic projects to make government & community services more accessible, equitable, and transparent. We are a Code for America brigade of makers, designers, developers, and subject matter experts who come together to use tech to solve civic problems. ***** Frequently Asked Questions ***** https://www.codeforsanjose.com/faq.html ***** Make a donation ***** At Code for San José, civic tech means so much more than helping communities understand and navigate local government. It also means working harder than ever to reach more people and communities. Please consider donating $5.00. Your gift will help us fund: website hosting, t-shirts, usability testing incentives, and other supplies we use for our projects. Make a donation: https://www.codeforsanjose.com/#donate

Code for San José Winter Virtual Mixer

Online event

This is not a typical civic hack night. We won't be working on projects. Let's connect with our community through icebreakers and other activities during our virtual winter mixer. ***** Register here ***** https://codeforamerica.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpcO-ppz0qHNUk_Q46RI2oA0AcjC3Zqo3_ ***** Agenda ***** Slide deck with agenda and project descriptions: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1S7V9U_fK1iOidGRAhy-fBM6GLySpC2RNoHWzsm9Qj9k/edit?usp=sharing • 6:30 - 6:35 PM: Welcome • 6:35 - 6:45 PM: Overview & Announcements • 6:45 - 9:00 PM: Activities to connect with our community, to be updated! ***** New to Code for San José? ***** • Read the Code of Conduct: https://www.codeforsanjose.com/volunteer.html • Join the conversation on our Slack workspace: https://join.slack.com/t/codeforsanjose/shared_invite/zt-iwnx99kh-motBC0J47O8ItlR3zjAIBA ***** What is Code for San Jose? ***** Code for San José is a community of volunteers that collaborate on civic projects to make government & community services more accessible, equitable, and transparent. We are a Code for America brigade of makers, designers, developers, and subject matter experts who come together to use tech to solve civic problems. ***** Frequently Asked Questions ***** https://www.codeforsanjose.com/faq.html ***** Make a donation ***** At Code for San José, civic tech means so much more than helping communities understand and navigate local government. It also means working harder than ever to reach more people and communities. Please consider donating $5.00. Your gift will help us fund: website hosting, t-shirts, usability testing incentives, and other supplies we use for our projects. Make a donation: https://www.codeforsanjose.com/#donate

Past events (186)

Civic Hack Night

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