From February 24 through March 4, passionate citizens around the country will come together to “Code Across America” – to make their cities even better using people and the power of the web. In over a dozen cities, there will be hackathons to build civic apps, “brigades” to deploy existing ones, unconferences to plan for the year ahead, and meetups to strengthen the community.
Here in San Francisco we're staffing and hacking on the Brigade "hub," the program and platform that will support a nation of civic hackers. 2011 Fellows will be on site and online to help cities deploy apps. We're manning IRC channels and Google Hangouts to collaborate and coordinate in real time. We may even hack on our web platform a bit.
Please join us for an open house day of civic innovation at our new office. Stop by to see what's happening across the country. Set goals and plan brigade activities for San Francisco. Hack on your favorite civic app or data set.
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Code for America
Founded in 2009, Code for America (CfA) is a national nonprofit that partners with local governments and citizens to foster civic innovation. By working to reinvigorate civic participation, accelerate the civic startup marketplace, facilitate collaboration between government leaders, and build new tools that enhance and strengthen communities, CfA is helping governments solve old problems in new ways. CfA is working towards a government by the people, for the people, that works in the 21st Century.