A casual meetup where we work on projects and hack open data.
An open conversation online about what we're doing now and what's next.
Code for America is the organization that helped inspire many of us that we can change our City.
We're a community-driven organization. We like to solve problems that can benefit many people. This means giving everyone a voice (and a vote) in our process. If you have a civic project that you'd like us to look at, submit it to our backlog and give the community a chance to vote. We pull from the backlog as we finish projects -- ideas with the most votes get worked on first.
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. Brigade is about action and you're here because you are someone who takes action. See what kind of things brigades do, or watch the inspirational TED talk given by Jennifer Pahlka, the founder of Code for America.
Creating technology that increases civic engagement, building tools for governments to share information, and for citizens to hold governments accountable. Solving problems with code.
Check out this great video from the Sunlight Foundation:
Can't make it to a meetup? No problem. We collaborate on projects, ask for help, and post wins to our Code for Dayton forum where you can get new posts in email and reply. We welcome anyone to sign-up... you might just see something you're interested in helping with.