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What we’re about

Code with the Carolinas is a community of people working together as civic tech volunteers to improve wellbeing in North and South Carolina. We are an online-first hybrid organization.

Projects: We work with community organizations, nonprofits, and government to improve public services and leverage open data to improve knowledge, transparency, and accountability. Current projects relate to housing, pedestrian accessibility, affordable broadband, and open government.

Partnerships: We use technology and people power to support the work of non-profit and community organizations that improve the wellbeing of underserved and marginalized communities in the Carolinas. Our projects center the needs of our partner organizations and accountability to our communities. As we collaborate, our team of volunteer civic technologists transfers knowledge to allow partner organizations to successfully take over ongoing operations. We build with–not for–our partners, who then sustain the innovations we co-create. Recent partners include the National Zoning Atlas, Sunshine Labs, and the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology.

Inclusive Approach to Technical Skills. There are plenty of opportunities to use your skills! Even if you are new to tech, or see yourself as more of a communicator, designer, or organizer, there will be opportunities for you to contribute. We welcome all skill levels and types - no coding or government experience is necessary. So come by and become part of a movement to improve our states!

Contact info: Join this Meetup group to stay informed about upcoming events!

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Multiple Meetups / Where to RSVP: We have multiple Meetups that post identical events. This maximizes our reach within Meetup's account structure. You are welcome to RSVP to any of the Meetups. With rare exceptions for local in-person events, the events are identical. If you are in South Carolina or the Triad/Metrolina area, it is especially appreciated if you RSVP to the Meetup for your area, to signal to the algorithm that the group is active. If you are in multiple Code with the Carolinas Meetups, you may want to adjust your settings to opt out of some notifications. Hope to see you soon!

Code of Conduct: All events follow the Open Collective Community Principles as a code of conduct, with Meetup leadership team members Jennifer Miller, Matthew Mitchell, and Pamela Wood Browne as first point of contact. Open Collective can also be contacted here and will address concerns following this process.

History and Connections: Our organization's history dates back to at least 2015 and precedes our membership (~2017 to 2023) in the Code for America (CfA) Brigade Network, which CfA disbanded June 30, 2023. We look forward to continuing the work of civic technology in the Carolinas as an organization fiscally sponsored by Open Collective, made up of the combined memberships of the former Brigades Code for the Carolinas, Code for Greensboro, and Code for Greenville (SC). If you are in the Asheville, NC area, we encourage you to join Code with Asheville, who meet monthly to continue their strong tradition of local community civic tech. If you are in Durham, you can stay up to date with Code with Durham here.

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