Code for Oakland brings together members of the technology/software development community
with other Oaklanders for a “hackathon,” where ideas and/or apps (software applications)
will be discussed and developed.
technical and non-technical alike, can get together and discuss community needs and ideas for apps,
and or other techie projects which might be interesting to focus on during the event.
So get your ideas heard and come to one of the listening sessions held over the next six weeks.
Not technical ? Doesn’t matter, we want to hear from you. Don’t have time ?
Don’t worry you can post your ideas here or at one of the locations below,
just look for our poster and stick your idea on it.
West Oakland Library –June 26th 5:30 – 6:30
Mosswood Recreation Center – July 11th 5:30 -6:30
Downtown Library – July 12th 5:30 – 7:30
81st Avenue Library – July 17th 5:30-6:30
Come win prize money for your ideas!
What will happen at the event?
This will be a day of talking, brainstorming, planning and hacking. We will:
Show and share the great apps built last year, and to discuss how we can sustain and scale their use in our city
Build connections between potential collaborators who want to build useful apps for local people and need to fill out their team/skills
Encourage the exchange of experiences, expertise and ideas between those involved in leading open government data initiatives around the East Bay and nearby.
Build & Hack new apps, tools and solutions driven by real needs and problems in our city
Celebrate we’ll end the event with a happy hour at a nearby watering hole to network, share and relax.
Engage On Sunday we will have some team events to get even more involved- stay tuned as we develop some ultra geeky but ultra fun events for everyone! Hint- Max Ogden and Matt Senate are conspiring…
Sustain We will be providing a light breakfast, plenty of caffiene and a great lunch and plenty of snacks.
** If you really would like to participate but can’t part with $15 please contact us, we’ll get you taken care of. We want you there!
Can I propose a new app or need?
Yes, we will be holding city and community listening sessions ahead of the event to solicit ideas and to uncover pain points in local government that we can build solutions for. There will be a pitch session early in the day to get ideas from everyone attending. These sessions will be listed here soon!
Get connected early: #CodeforOakland
Who’s behind the event?
Code for Oakland: A one day hackathon was conceived of and is being organized by a committee of Oakland-based business, city staff, developers and community based organizations. Those groups planning the event include
- The City of Oakland
- Oakland Local
- Code for America
- Lake Merritt / Downtown Business Association
- Tech Liminal
- Urban Strategies Council
- more organizations are joining each month!