We meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month to explore civic-tech topics and work on projects.
An open conversation online about what we’re doing now and what’s next.
Code for America is the organization that inspired many of us to help improve our City and Region.
Here’s the projects we’re currently developing:
Come join us at the FabLab downtown on Saturday June 6th from 10am to 4pm.
Click to learn more and click here to register.
The National Day of Civic Hacking is an national event that brings people together to focus on improving their community. San Diego’s National Day activity will be anchored around presentations and hands-on participation for all Levels of experience. It will take place in Downtown, with specific-focus satellite events hosted in in other San Diego neighborhoods.
National Day will be family-friendly, with engaging activity for programmers, urbanists, designers, municipal staff, makers, parents and children, students and anyone else interested in presentations and hands-on activities focused on making the lives of San Diegans better.
View our Meetup page for our next meeting – no RSVP necessary. We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month in 2015 from 6-7:30 downtown at Co-Merge Workplace, map: 301 A Street (@ Fourth Ave.) 92101. Typical meetings include presentations by local civic leaders, project updates and team work from customer surveying to marketing to programming and development. There’s literally something for everyone so if you have an interest in building tools that help our greater community we hope you’ll check us out and work with us.
Can’t make it to a meetup? No problem. We collaborate on projects, ask for help, and post wins to our Open San Diego Google Group 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.
We are a Code for America Brigade,
which means we’re civic-minded volunteers of techies, creatives, business people and other civic-stakeholders that contribute our talents toward improving the way our local governments and community organizations work.
The 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 TED talk given by Jennifer Pahlka, Founder of Code for America.
As our Brigade Captain, Xavier commits to developing a sustainable civic technology community in collaboration with local government and community partners, championing Brigade activities in San Diego, and building out a core leadership team. Contact Xavier
As Delivery Lead, Cristiano is the point person and manager for Brigade projects and matches available volunteers with the right teams. Contact Cristiano
As Community Organizer, Jerry works to build community, recruit talent needed on projects, onboards new Brigade members and interfaces with local government and other civic-stakeholders. Contact Jerry
As Storyteller, Amanda owns the communication streams for their local Brigade. She tells the stories of our Brigade’s impact in our community. Contact Amanda
As our Municipal Partner, Maksim represents the City of San Diego as their Chief Data Officer and connects local city leaders and staff with the Brigade.
As one of our pilot Community Members the Place Making Collective is partnering with the Brigade to focus on an alternative transportation bicycling-related application.
At annual Special Events, Ben supports communicating positive relationships between local government and civic-technologists.
Robin was pivotal in the last two years helping communicate the Open San Diego messaging through our website, social media and event planning and management.
In leading our founding team and serving as past-years Brigade Captain, Jeff was pivotal in building initial connections, communications and overseeing projects and events within the San Diego region.
Tell us about your skills and interests.