Community Listening Sessions, Bring Ideas!

Do you have ideas about how technology could improve civic engagement, improve digital education and literacy in our residents and provide tools to attract and sustain local business in the town, but don’t consider yourself a techie?  We are hosting four listening sessions to share your ideas, brainstorm community needs and help shape what is built at the Code for Oakland hackathon on July 21st.

June 26th 5:30 – 6:30: West Oakland Library (1801 Adeline Street)
 July 11th 5:30 -6:30: Mosswood Recreation Center (3612 Webster Street)
July 12th 5:30 – 7:30: Downtown Library  (125 14th Street)
July 17th 5:30-6:30 - 81st Avenue Library  (1021 81st Avenue (at Rudsdale))

 They want to hear from you - your ideas may just spark a great new app or tool to make positive change in our city! If you can’t make it to one of the sessions you can write your idea on a poster they have at the locations or go online to and enter your idea on the website.

Tap, Tap, Tap! This thing is ON!

Today the Code for Oakland 2012 organizing team met to kick off the planning for the 2012 event.  Tentatively planned for late July, we are hoping to build on the success of last year (one of our teams won a prize from the FCC Apps for Communities contest).   If you’re interested in joining in the planning, comment here and we’ll hook you up.


Looking for a Developer or Designer?

Are you a local non-profit, local or faith-based organization that provides services to people in Oakland and the surrounding area? Do you have an idea for getting information to the community you serve using a smart, feature, some such similar device ? Interested in competing at a national level for prize money totaling $100,000 ?

Welcome to Code for Oakland’s Pre-Session

There will be two Q&A sessions (specifics below), These sessions will answer, or at least work to answer questions around how to structure your idea or proposal so that others can assist you in possibly developing a mobile or web application (computer program) which can then be used in your local service community. Questions you might ask are “Where can I get the information I am interested in sharing with my organization/community ?”, “Do I have to know how to write a computer program ?”, “Who are these people that will help me take my idea and turn it into an application ?”

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Announcing! Code for Oakland

A one-day bar camp on using local data to build apps for Oakland at Kaiser Center.

June 4, 2011, Oakland, CA, 8:30 AM - 6 PM

Innovate Oakland (InOak),  Oakland Local and Code for America are organizing a day to brainstorm and work on concepts for mobile apps for the Knight/FCC Apps for Communities competition.

What’s going to happen?

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