What we're about

OpenOakland is an all-volunteer collective that bridges community and technology for a thriving and equitable Oakland. We bring technologists, designers, data geeks, advocates, residents, researchers, policy makers, thinkers, and doers together to build community-centered technology that empowers Oaklanders to shape the city we want to live in.

Founded in 2012, OpenOakland was one of the first brigades of Code for America, a national nonprofit making government work for the people in the digital age. For nearly a decade, our digital tools have given Oaklanders a voice in their local government, from mapping community resources to publishing the city budget publicly for the first time ever.

We welcome folks from all disciplines, backgrounds, and experience levels; join us and say hello!

Visit us online: https://openoakland.org

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We expect everyone participating in OpenOakland events, physical spaces, and digital channels to adhere to our Code of Conduct: https://openoakland.org/code-of-conduct

To explore active and incubating projects, visit: https://openoakland.org/projects

Upcoming events (4+)

OpenOakland Civic Hack Night

Online event

Join us this Tuesday on Zoom to get to know our group, connect to a project, and learn how you can contribute to a thriving and equitable Oakland.

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SCHEDULE (times are approximate)
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6:00 - 6:30
Quick tour of OpenOakland for new folks
(in Zoom)

6:30 - 6:45
Brigade check-in for everyone
(in Zoom)

6:45 - 8:30
Project working groups
(in project Slack channels)

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We meet online every Tuesday at 6:00 (6:30 for returning members; you'll receive the the path to the Zoom link when you RSVP). Please note that our Demo Night segment is recorded; you may turn off your camera and remove your name to maintain anonymity.

Our monthly recurring meetings (following intros):
• First Tues every month: Demo Night: Check out the latest from our active projects
• Third Tues every month: Steering Committee: Our leadership meeting is open to all.

Visit https://www.openoakland.org/ to learn more about us, our current projects, upcoming events and opportunities to get engaged.

Please be familiar with and follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.openoakland.org/code-of-conduct/

You can join any of our existing projects or come share your idea and maybe start a new collaboration.

We look forward to meeting you!

OpenOakland Civic Hack Night

Online event

*** New start time for newcomers (or those who want a refresher)! ***

Join us this Tuesday on Zoom to see the latest progress from our current project teams, connect to a project, and learn how you can contribute to a thriving and equitable Oakland.

This week's meeting features our monthly Demo Night (every first Tuesday of the month), where project teams give you a sneak peek and share their latest progress.

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SCHEDULE (times are approximate)
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6:00 - 6:30
Quick tour of OpenOakland for new folks
(in Zoom)

6:30 - 6:45
Brigade check-in for everyone
(in Zoom)

6:45 - 7:30
Demo Night
(in Zoom)

7:45 - 8:30
Project working groups
(in project Slack channels)

====================================
We meet online every Tuesday at 6:00 (6:30 for returning members; you'll receive the the path to the Zoom link when you RSVP). Please note that our Demo Night segment is recorded; you may turn off your camera and remove your name to maintain anonymity.

Our monthly recurring meetings (following intros):
• First Tues every month: Demo Night: Check out the latest from our active projects
• Third Tues every month: Steering Committee: Our leadership meeting is open to all.

Visit https://www.openoakland.org/ to learn more about us, our current projects, upcoming events and opportunities to get engaged.

Please be familiar with and follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.openoakland.org/code-of-conduct/

You can join any of our existing projects or come share your idea and maybe start a new collaboration.

We look forward to meeting you!

OpenOakland Civic Hack Night

Online event

Join us this Tuesday on Zoom to get to know our group, connect to a project, and learn how you can contribute to a thriving and equitable Oakland.

====================================
SCHEDULE (times are approximate)
====================================

6:00 - 6:30
Quick tour of OpenOakland for new folks
(in Zoom)

6:30 - 6:45
Brigade check-in for everyone
(in Zoom)

6:45 - 8:30
Project working groups
(in project Slack channels)

====================================
We meet online every Tuesday at 6:00 (6:30 for returning members; you'll receive the the path to the Zoom link when you RSVP). Please note that our Demo Night segment is recorded; you may turn off your camera and remove your name to maintain anonymity.

Our monthly recurring meetings (following intros):
• First Tues every month: Demo Night: Check out the latest from our active projects
• Third Tues every month: Steering Committee: Our leadership meeting is open to all.

Visit https://www.openoakland.org/ to learn more about us, our current projects, upcoming events and opportunities to get engaged.

Please be familiar with and follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.openoakland.org/code-of-conduct/

You can join any of our existing projects or come share your idea and maybe start a new collaboration.

We look forward to meeting you!

OpenOakland Steering Committee Meeting

Online event

This week's meetup features our monthly Steering Committee meeting (every third Tuesday of the month), where OpenOakland leadership discusses brigade operations. Anyone is welcome to observe.

Most of our Project leads will be in Steering Committee, so if you're looking to connect with a project, you may want to visit our Demo Night on the first Tues. each month instead.

How Steering Committee works: https://openoakland.org/how-we-work

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SCHEDULE (times are approximate)

6:00 - 6:30 Quick tour of OpenOakland for new folks
(in Zoom)

6:30 - 6:45 Brigade check-in for everyone
(in Zoom)

7:00 - 8:00 Steering Committee
(in Zoom main room)

7:00 - 8:30 Project working groups
(in Zoom breakout rooms)

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We meet online every Tuesday at 6:00 (you'll receive the the path to the Zoom link when you RSVP). Please note that our Demo Night segment is recorded; you may turn off your camera and remove your name to maintain anonymity.

Our monthly recurring meetings (following intros):
• First Tues every month: Demo Night: Check out the latest from our active projects
• Third Tues every month: Steering Committee: Our leadership meeting is open to all.

Visit https://www.openoakland.org/ to learn more about us, our current projects, upcoming events and opportunities to get engaged.

Please be familiar with and follow our Code of Conduct: https://www.openoakland.org/code-of-conduct/

You can join any of our existing projects or come share your idea and maybe start a new collaboration.

We look forward to meeting you!

Past events (469)

OpenOakland Steering Committee Meeting

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