What we're about

We are a Code for America Brigade (http://codeforamerica.org/brigade), which means we're volunteers that contribute our talents toward improving our community through open data and web technology:

• working on civic tech projects (see some of our work on clevelandlots.org)

• 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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4EhJ898r-k

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 (https://twitter.com/opencleveland)

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

Upcoming events (5)

Open Cleveland's Regular Meetup/Hack Night

Online event

Meeting will be held virtually on zoom; check here for the exact url on the day of the meeting.

We'll be doing a

We have a few project updates to share along and can use your help:
New projects: City Scrapers! scraping meeting information from local government websites:

More info at https://www.opencleveland.org/projects/city-scrapers/

Refund Cleveland:
- re-imagine the city of cleveland budget and share it with your elected councilperson.

More info at https://github.com/opencleveland/refundcleveland and https://refund-cleveland.herokuapp.com

We've also launched cleveland Lots (http://clevelandlots.org) , - an online site to apply for stewardship of the vacant lot next door to you,
a couple months ago and still have plenty of opportunities to get involved, whether it's copyediting, managing our AWS instance, or improving python/django code.

https://github.com/opencleveland/large-lots

RTA released an API of vehicles' real-time locations! Interested to delve more into the data and using RTA's data to improve service and make it easier for fellow Clevelanders to use the RTA, analyze RTA buses if they arrive on schedule, measure coverage and frequency, or any other ideas with the data?

(see https://github.com/luqmaan/awesome-transit for some ideas).

We'll have space and time to hack on our projects or your own projects if you'd like.

Bring your project ideas and suggestions. Is Open Cleveland for you?

If you have an idea of a project that can help improve a local government?
Want to see what other kind of projects that we work on and would be a good idea? See our project list https://docs.google.com/document/d/13oSUlmVNbhYNYXCnoRbJGdOp9pGnEcoeMPLvsGesKM8/edit
and our current projects at http://www.opencleveland.org/projects/details/

If you're a local govt official or employee, share your experiences with data sharing in your workplace and find out how you can share the data that's available to you and promote open data policies there.

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!

A laptop is strongly encouraged but not required. Open Cleveland is a Code For America Brigade. To learn more about us, visit http://www.opencleveland.org

To learn more about Code For America and Brigades, visit http://www.codeforamerica.org/brigade/about

All Open Cleveland events are under our Code of Conduct (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Efp-sZpmiuscsTtxeCjkHk5X5JUpF93G1cf0vrvMFxI/edit)

Open Cleveland's Regular Meetup/Hack Night

Online event

Meeting will be held virtually on zoom; check here for the exact url on the day of the meeting.

We have a few project updates to share along and can use your help:
New projects: City Scrapers! scraping meeting information from local government websites:

More info at https://www.opencleveland.org/projects/city-scrapers/

Refund Cleveland:
- re-imagine the city of cleveland budget and share it with your elected councilperson.

More info at https://github.com/opencleveland/refundcleveland and https://refund-cleveland.herokuapp.com

We've also launched cleveland Lots (http://clevelandlots.org) , - an online site to apply for stewardship of the vacant lot next door to you,
a couple months ago and still have plenty of opportunities to get involved, whether it's copyediting, managing our AWS instance, or improving python/django code.

https://github.com/opencleveland/large-lots

RTA released an API of vehicles' real-time locations! Interested to delve more into the data and using RTA's data to improve service and make it easier for fellow Clevelanders to use the RTA, analyze RTA buses if they arrive on schedule, measure coverage and frequency, or any other ideas with the data?

(see https://github.com/luqmaan/awesome-transit for some ideas).

We'll have space and time to hack on our projects or your own projects if you'd like.

Bring your project ideas and suggestions. Is Open Cleveland for you?

If you have an idea of a project that can help improve a local government?
Want to see what other kind of projects that we work on and would be a good idea? See our project list https://docs.google.com/document/d/13oSUlmVNbhYNYXCnoRbJGdOp9pGnEcoeMPLvsGesKM8/edit
and our current projects at http://www.opencleveland.org/projects/details/

If you're a local govt official or employee, share your experiences with data sharing in your workplace and find out how you can share the data that's available to you and promote open data policies there.

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!

A laptop is strongly encouraged but not required. Open Cleveland is a Code For America Brigade. To learn more about us, visit http://www.opencleveland.org

To learn more about Code For America and Brigades, visit http://www.codeforamerica.org/brigade/about

All Open Cleveland events are under our Code of Conduct (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Efp-sZpmiuscsTtxeCjkHk5X5JUpF93G1cf0vrvMFxI/edit)

Open Cleveland's Regular Meetup/Hack Night

Online event

Meeting will be held virtually on zoom; check here for the exact url on the day of the meeting.

We have a few project updates to share along and can use your help:
New projects: City Scrapers! scraping meeting information from local government websites:

More info at https://www.opencleveland.org/projects/city-scrapers/

Refund Cleveland:
- re-imagine the city of cleveland budget and share it with your elected councilperson.

More info at https://github.com/opencleveland/refundcleveland and https://refund-cleveland.herokuapp.com

We've also launched cleveland Lots (http://clevelandlots.org) , - an online site to apply for stewardship of the vacant lot next door to you,
a couple months ago and still have plenty of opportunities to get involved, whether it's copyediting, managing our AWS instance, or improving python/django code.

https://github.com/opencleveland/large-lots

RTA released an API of vehicles' real-time locations! Interested to delve more into the data and using RTA's data to improve service and make it easier for fellow Clevelanders to use the RTA, analyze RTA buses if they arrive on schedule, measure coverage and frequency, or any other ideas with the data?

(see https://github.com/luqmaan/awesome-transit for some ideas).

We'll have space and time to hack on our projects or your own projects if you'd like.

Bring your project ideas and suggestions. Is Open Cleveland for you?

If you have an idea of a project that can help improve a local government?
Want to see what other kind of projects that we work on and would be a good idea? See our project list https://docs.google.com/document/d/13oSUlmVNbhYNYXCnoRbJGdOp9pGnEcoeMPLvsGesKM8/edit
and our current projects at http://www.opencleveland.org/projects/details/

If you're a local govt official or employee, share your experiences with data sharing in your workplace and find out how you can share the data that's available to you and promote open data policies there.

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!

A laptop is strongly encouraged but not required. Open Cleveland is a Code For America Brigade. To learn more about us, visit http://www.opencleveland.org

To learn more about Code For America and Brigades, visit http://www.codeforamerica.org/brigade/about

All Open Cleveland events are under our Code of Conduct (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Efp-sZpmiuscsTtxeCjkHk5X5JUpF93G1cf0vrvMFxI/edit)

Open Cleveland's Regular Meetup/Hack Night

Online event

Meeting will be held virtually on zoom; check here for the exact url on the day of the meeting.

We have a few project updates to share along and can use your help:
New projects: City Scrapers! scraping meeting information from local government websites:

More info at https://www.opencleveland.org/projects/city-scrapers/

Refund Cleveland:
- re-imagine the city of cleveland budget and share it with your elected councilperson.

More info at https://github.com/opencleveland/refundcleveland and https://refund-cleveland.herokuapp.com

We've also launched cleveland Lots (http://clevelandlots.org) , - an online site to apply for stewardship of the vacant lot next door to you,
a couple months ago and still have plenty of opportunities to get involved, whether it's copyediting, managing our AWS instance, or improving python/django code.

https://github.com/opencleveland/large-lots

RTA released an API of vehicles' real-time locations! Interested to delve more into the data and using RTA's data to improve service and make it easier for fellow Clevelanders to use the RTA, analyze RTA buses if they arrive on schedule, measure coverage and frequency, or any other ideas with the data?

(see https://github.com/luqmaan/awesome-transit for some ideas).

We'll have space and time to hack on our projects or your own projects if you'd like.

Bring your project ideas and suggestions. Is Open Cleveland for you?

If you have an idea of a project that can help improve a local government?
Want to see what other kind of projects that we work on and would be a good idea? See our project list https://docs.google.com/document/d/13oSUlmVNbhYNYXCnoRbJGdOp9pGnEcoeMPLvsGesKM8/edit
and our current projects at http://www.opencleveland.org/projects/details/

If you're a local govt official or employee, share your experiences with data sharing in your workplace and find out how you can share the data that's available to you and promote open data policies there.

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!

A laptop is strongly encouraged but not required. Open Cleveland is a Code For America Brigade. To learn more about us, visit http://www.opencleveland.org

To learn more about Code For America and Brigades, visit http://www.codeforamerica.org/brigade/about

All Open Cleveland events are under our Code of Conduct (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Efp-sZpmiuscsTtxeCjkHk5X5JUpF93G1cf0vrvMFxI/edit)

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Open Cleveland's Regular Meetup/Hack Night

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