What we're about

Hack for LA is the Los Angeles Code for America Brigade (http://brigade.codeforamerica.org/), a network of civic-minded technologists who contribute their skills toward using the web as a platform for local government and community service.

We connect the people in government to local hackers to solve real problems! It is fulfilling work that will lead you to meet some incredible people.

Sign up for our monthly newsletter (https://www.hackforla.org/)for project updates and event announcements.

Join our public Slack workspace (https://www.hackforla.org/slack) to connect with project and Hack Night groups, see our jobs board, and for general discussions.

To get an idea of what we are all about, founder of Code for America, Jennifer Pahlka, talks at TED 2012 about her experiences and views on maintaining a better government through code. (http://www.ted.com/talks/jennifer_pahlka_coding_a_better_government.html)

Upcoming events (5+)

Westside Civic Hack Night

Carbon 5

We are designers, developers, and product managers, both experts and learners, coming together to make our community better for everyone. Flex your skills or learn new ones, and give back at the same time! Bring a laptop if you have one, but a team will put you to use no matter what your equipment or skills. For a glimpse of our highly engaged community, click around our Slack workspace by joining at www.hackforla.org/slack #westside-hacknight is the general channel for the Westside night. Ongoing project Slack channels: #engage: A platform to stay up to date on your local issues and make it easier to get your voice heard in the public discourse. The web application is currently in beta testing with Santa Monica City Council meetings. #hfla-site: Hack for LA's website. There are many feature ideas in need of exploration, design, development, and testing. #heart: Working with the LA City Attorney's Office to help streamline their process that helps homeless individuals expunge their traffic violations. #hellogov: Some of the greatest impact for the causes we care about happens in our state legislature. HelloGov lets organizations generate a shortlink that makes it easier for their supporters to find their state legislators and make their voice heard on issues like reproductive rights. #public-tree-map: Inspired by work done in New York City, an online platform to explore and care for Santa Monica’s urban forest. The data team is building out a schema and consolidating data sources. The front-end team is exploring API architecture and UI frameworks. **Code of Conduct** read it, understand it, and follow it https://hackforla.org/conduct General Hack Night Agenda: 6:00pm - 6:30pm: hanging out, networking 6:30pm - 6:45pm: project stand-up, announcements 6:45pm - 7:00pm: noob orientation (completely optional) 6:45pm - 9:00pm: HAX!

DTLA Civic Hack Night

Location visible to members

We are volunteers coming together to make LA better for everyone! We are a group of designers, developers, product managers, and non-technical community activists. We're both experts and learners, so you can flex your skills or learn new ones while giving back at the same time! Bring a laptop if you have one, but a team will put you to use no matter what your equipment or skills. Be ready to join an existing project team or start your own around a civic tech idea! All our projects are open source and not for profit. Can't wait to see what you are working on! ... Website: www.hackforla.org Slack: www.hackforla.org/slack (see #dtla-hacknight channel) Github: www.github.com/hackforla Code of Conduct: www.github.com/hackforLA/codeofconduct

Introduction to Programming with Python for Fun and Profit

La Kretz Innovation Campus

All attendees must register through Eventbrite, see more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-programming-with-python-for-fun-and-profit-registration-56937013139 ---- Have you been curious about writing code? Have you tried to get started but just couldn't get things to work? Have you heard that python is a great language to learn but not sure where to start? These workshops got you covered. In these workshops, we will: - Get you set up for success and continued learning afterwards - Introduce basic python syntax including variables, data types, functions and for-loops Demonstrate common operations for cleaning and parsing data Each workshop will review some basic elements of the python programming language and will deep dive into a particular useful data type or common operation. It will conclude with a real world type exercises and homework to will apply the materials covered in the workshop. A high emphasis is placed on working with other students to debug and troubleshoot your code. It's the best way to learn! Set Up Before Workshop: - Please download and install Mu, a simple Python editor, for beginner programmers (https://codewith.mu/) - Recommended Reading: Getting Starting with Mu (https://codewith.mu/en/tutorials/1.0/start) - Create a GitHub (https://github.com/) For more information: https://github.com/ndanielsen/intro-python ---- About Nathan Danielsen Nathan is a core contributor to Yellowbrick, a python open source machine learning visualization library. He is a senior developer at Farmers Insurance for web and mobile services. Previously, he was a developer at the Atlantic Media company in Washington, DC where he built applications for navigating national elections and politics. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys gardening, enjoying the southern California climate, is organizing PyData Los Angeles 2019, and is training for his first Ironman triathlon. He served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Senegal after graduating from UC Berkeley. Follow Nathan on Twitter at @nate_somewhere

DTLA Civic Hack Night

Location visible to members

We are volunteers coming together to make LA better for everyone! We are a group of designers, developers, product managers, and non-technical community activists. We're both experts and learners, so you can flex your skills or learn new ones while giving back at the same time! Bring a laptop if you have one, but a team will put you to use no matter what your equipment or skills. Be ready to join an existing project team or start your own around a civic tech idea! All our projects are open source and not for profit. Can't wait to see what you are working on! ... Website: www.hackforla.org Slack: www.hackforla.org/slack (see #dtla-hacknight channel) Github: www.github.com/hackforla Code of Conduct: www.github.com/hackforLA/codeofconduct

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DTLA Civic Hack Night

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