What we're about

We are a Code for America (https://codeforamerica.org/) brigade in Chicago. Open Uptown is committed to fostering an inclusive space for civic technologists and community members to collaborate. Slack, GitHub, etc. (http://uptown.codes)

We have a Code of Conduct (https://github.com/Code-and-Coffee-Uptown-Brigade/codeofconduct), please read it. Let us know if there's a problem. This is a safe space for everyone

Some other technology groups in Chicago who inspire us and you should know about:

• Chi Hack Night (https://chihacknight.org/)

• ChiPy (http://www.chipy.org/) and the phenomenal ChiPy Mentorship Program (https://chipymentor.org/)

• Code & Coffee: Southside Edition (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/code-coffee-south-side-edition-tickets-35374464977)

Upcoming events (5+)

Code & Coffee

Emerald City Coffee

Open Uptown's originally formed in Chicago as "Code & Coffee: Uptown Brigade." Our signature event involves code, co-working, and coffee every Wednesday morning at Emerald City. Bring a laptop and come hang with your neighbors. • Join us on Slack (https://uptown-codes.herokuapp.com). • Bring your own projects to work on or share. • Get help or help others • Learn about Civic Technology project night, our other event. • C8H10N4O2 with your friends. ------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------ This meetup is hosted with lots of love for our community. We depend on the members we serve to continue engaging Uptown & Chicago with regular, civic technology meetups! Please make a tax deductible donation to Open Uptown (via Code for America) if you believe in what we're doing. ------------------------------------------------ https://secure.codeforamerica.org/page/contribute/default?source_codes=Brigade-page&brigade=Open%20Uptown ------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------

Civic Project Night

Human Citizen

Project night! We'll gather together to collaborate, learn, and work to improve our community. There's a need for a wide variety of skill sets, so no matter your where your experience lies or how much of it you've got, join us! Come and join an existing project or bring your own idea! Projects In the works: Brigade website revamp -Complete redesign! -Meetup integration -Find and edit images -Copywriting Community Tour - Let's go to other groups's meetings! -Compile calendar of events to attend -Where should we keep this calendar? -Put together a “template” for notes and action items at events -Design and order business cards ****Building Accessibility: The entryway is at street level with no steps and a wide set of double doors. The restroom is not wheelchair accessible.***** Code of Conduct: https://github.com/Code-and-Coffee-Uptown-Brigade/codeofconduct/blob/master/README.md

Code & Coffee

Emerald City Coffee

Open Uptown's originally formed in Chicago as "Code & Coffee: Uptown Brigade." Our signature event involves code, co-working, and coffee every Wednesday morning at Emerald City. Bring a laptop and come hang with your neighbors. • Join us on Slack (https://uptown-codes.herokuapp.com). • Bring your own projects to work on or share. • Get help or help others • Learn about Civic Technology project night, our other event. • C8H10N4O2 with your friends. ------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------ This meetup is hosted with lots of love for our community. We depend on the members we serve to continue engaging Uptown & Chicago with regular, civic technology meetups! Please make a tax deductible donation to Open Uptown (via Code for America) if you believe in what we're doing. ------------------------------------------------ https://secure.codeforamerica.org/page/contribute/default?source_codes=Brigade-page&brigade=Open%20Uptown ------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------

Civic Project Night

Human Citizen

Project night! We'll gather together to collaborate, learn, and work to improve our community. There's a need for a wide variety of skill sets, so no matter your where your experience lies or how much of it you've got, join us! Come and join an existing project or bring your own idea! Projects In the works: Brigade website revamp -Complete redesign! -Meetup integration -Find and edit images -Copywriting Community Tour - Let's go to other groups's meetings! -Compile calendar of events to attend -Where should we keep this calendar? -Put together a “template” for notes and action items at events -Design and order business cards ****Building Accessibility: The entryway is at street level with no steps and a wide set of double doors. The restroom is not wheelchair accessible.***** Code of Conduct: https://github.com/Code-and-Coffee-Uptown-Brigade/codeofconduct/blob/master/README.md

Past events (152)

Civic Project Night

Human Citizen

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