What we're about

Welcome to the Code for America Brigade in Oakland: OpenOakland.org (http://openoakland.org)

OpenOakland (http://openoakland.org/), a Code for America Brigade, is a civic innovation organization that brings together coders, designers, data geeks, journalists, and city staff to collaborate on solutions to improve how our local government serves all citizens of Oakland. We draw on our wide range of expertise and perspectives to build open-source applications and working relationships that promote civic innovation and open government in Oakland.

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Our projects range from events like CityCamp and the Open Government Pledge, to a community-based open-data portal and OaklandWiki, to apps that help you chart crime trends, submit FOIA requests, or adopt your local storm drain.

Come join us and help make open government a reality in Oakland!

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Upcoming events (5+)

OpenOakland Civic Hack Night

City Hall, Hearing Room 4

Join us for our weekly civic hacking and community meeting inside City Hall. Everyone interested in how to get more civically engaged and working on projects - Welcome! We provide a safe space, wi-fi, great peeps, and dinner. Come meet OpenOakland and find out how we are making an impact and where you can fit in. Visit openoakland.org (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/) in-person and online. 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!

Civic Coffee Community Talk featuring Madeleine Bair of El Tímpano

OpenOakland is proud to partner with the City of Oakland’s Civic Design Lab to bring you Civic Coffee, a morning talk series for Oakland’s civic community. Civic Coffee speakers are Oakland innovators with fresh ideas about how to make our town a vibrant, sustainable, equitable and fun place. Government workers, activists and organizers, policy nerds, and anyone who has an interest in a better Oakland is encouraged to join us! This inaugural Civic Coffee talk features Madeleine Bair, an Oakland native who is building a two-way reporting platform that will engage and inform local Latino immigrants and provide a channel to anonymously share questions, concerns, and anecdotes about immigration, housing, health, education, and more. Learn more about her in-depth interviews, research and her information need assessment of Latino immigrants in Oakland, California. Her findings include information about: - Media perceptions and news consumption habits among the Oakland Latino community - Indigenous Mam information needs - Insights and suggestions on ways to effectively reach Oakland's growing Latino immigrant residents. Please join us for this important presentation and conversation by registering on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/civic-coffee-community-talk-addressing-information-barriers-to-serve-oaklands-latino-immigrants-tickets-50887207006 Coffee and light breakfast pastries will be served.

OpenOakland Civic Hack Night

City Hall, Hearing Room 4

Join us for our weekly civic hacking and community meeting inside City Hall. Everyone interested in how to get more civically engaged and working on projects - Welcome! We provide a safe space, wi-fi, great peeps, and dinner. Come meet OpenOakland and find out how we are making an impact and where you can fit in. Visit openoakland.org (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/) in-person and online. 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

City Hall, Hearing Room 4

Join us for our weekly civic hacking and community meeting inside City Hall. Everyone interested in how to get more civically engaged and working on projects - Welcome! We provide a safe space, wi-fi, great peeps, and dinner. Come meet OpenOakland and find out how we are making an impact and where you can fit in. Visit openoakland.org (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/) in-person and online. 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 (324)

OpenOakland Civic Hack Night

City Hall, Hearing Room 4

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