Code for San Jose is a Code for America brigade: a group of volunteers who are passionate about using their skills to advance civic innovation in San Jose. Their members represent a range of skill sets and interests, spanning the technology, creative, local government and non-profit sectors.
We promote civic innovation in two main ways:
- Civic hacking: Our members develops civic apps, data visualizations and other tools that are useful and inspiring to the San Jose community. We hold twice-monthly civic hack nights and organize quarterly special events such as hackathons.
- Policy and advocacy: Our policy team educates community leaders on open data and open government best practices, and advocates for local open data policies.
We welcome coders, designers, data geeks, policy wonks and community members of all types with an interest in using technology, creativity and the human spirit to solve real problems.