Next Meetup

Open Cleveland's year end celebration
We'll have our end of the year celebration, celebrating all that we and the open data and civic tech community in Cleveland has done this year. We'll have food there and drinks (alcoholic and non-alchoholic) will be there to purchase. Feel free to stop by any time from 6 to 9ish. Catch up and learn what we've participated in this year (Data Days and and what we're planning to do in 2019. RSVPs are NOT necessary but appreciated. There's also board games and video games available to play at Side Quest. So, come join developers, designers, data geeks, civic leaders, organizers, idea-makers, and anyone else who is interested learning about our brigade, civic technology, and open data. Programming experience is not necessary! Open Cleveland is a Code For America Brigade. To learn more about us, visit To learn more about Code For America and Brigades, visit All Open Cleveland events are under our Code of Conduct (

The Side Quest Bar

17900 Detroit Ave. · Lakewood, OH

What we're about

Open Cleveland

We are a Code for America Brigade (, which means we're volunteers that contribute our talents toward improving the way our local governments and community organizations use the web. The Brigade is about action and you're here because you are someone who takes action.

• get work done on civic projects

• start a new project, or find one to join (all backgrounds welcome!)

• bounce ideas and get help from tech and government experts

• learn about open data, smart cities, and open government

Learn more here:

Collaborate to build apps and visualizations, clean up unstructured data, catalog public datasets, create new projects to transform our region; check out an event on the calendar for more on how Civic Hack Nights work.

Tweets at @opencleveland (

Our Friends, Open Geo Cleveland

Open Geo Cleveland aims to be a resource for people to discuss and share knowledge on utilizing free geographic data sets especially OpenStreetMap, and Open geo-spatial software that manages, edits, and displays geographic data, and advocate for its use in Northeast Ohio. We're also a maptime ( chapter =)

Tweets at @opengeocle (

On Civic Hacking.

"A civic hacker is an open source software developer who uses his or her skills to make their community and country a better place. ... A civic hacker will just do something, not asking for permission, ignoring government bureaucracy, in order to build tools and technologies with a civic-minded bent."

-- Luigi Montanez

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