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 bring together civic-minded volunteers to build digital products, programs and services with community partners and local government to address issues in our LA region.

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+)

DTLA Civic Hack Night - new volunteer onboarding/project showcase

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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. Project teams that are currently onboarding: * Shared Housing - onboarding devs * Metro-Ontime: Onboarding for people skilled in the following areas: Python, Pandas/Numpy, DevOps, AWS Lambda, AWS ECS/Kubernetes, Data Science. If you would like to discuss creating your own project around a civic tech idea, please contact the organizer! All our projects are open source and not for profit. Please note: At this time, we can’t accept any minor (under the age of 18) without a parent or guardian at any of our Hack for LA events (includes; Downtown LA & Santa Monica Hack Nights). We look forward to creating the infrastructure and processes in order to accept minors without guardianship in the future. ... 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

South LA Hack Night

Sip & Sonder

Welcome to South LA Hack Night! Come join us for a night of education on civic hacking! Learn about what Hack for LA does and how you can get involved to give back to your community through your tech skills! Coders, designers, product managers, UX peeps, students, civic nerds, activists, government staff, passionate community members, etc. are all welcome. Please read, understand, and adhere to our Code of Conduct: www.github.com/hackforLA/codeofconduct Please note: At this time, we can’t accept any minor (under the age of 18) without a parent or guardian at any of our Hack for LA Hack Night events. We look forward to creating the infrastructure and processes in order to accept minors without guardianship in the future.

Westside Civic Hack Night - Onboarding Night

Carbon Five

Welcome new volunteers! Come learn about our ongoing work and join a project team, or pitch your idea for a not-for-profit, open-source project and get a team started! 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. 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. Typical Agenda: 6:00pm - 6:30pm: hanging out, networking 6:30pm - 6:45pm: stand-up / announcements 6:45pm - 7:00pm: orientation / Q&A 6:45pm - 9:00pm: HAX! **Code of Conduct** read it, understand it, follow it https://hackforla.org/conduct **Please note** at this time, we cannot accept any minors (under the age of 18) without a parent or guardian at any of our Hack for LA events (including weekly Hack Nights). We look forward to creating the infrastructure and processes in order to accept minors without guardianship in the future.

DTLA Civic Hack Night - Consolidation Night

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This is a session for ongoing project work with existing teams. We welcome new volunteers once a month at: *new volunteer onboarding /project showcase* . https://www.meetup.com/hackforla/events/hmpqgryznbtb/ 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 would like to discuss creating your own project around a civic tech idea, please contact the organizer! All our projects are open source and not for profit. Please note: At this time, we can’t accept any minor (under the age of 18) without a parent or guardian at any of our Hack for LA events (includes; Downtown LA & Santa Monica Hack Nights). We look forward to creating the infrastructure and processes in order to accept minors without guardianship in the future. ... 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

Past events (309)

Westside Civic Hack Night - Ongoing Project Work

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