Code for America Brigade is an organizing force for local civic engagement - a national network of civic-minded volunteers who contribute their skills toward using the web as a platform for local government and community service.
About the Brigade
- Governments leveraging technology more effectively
- Citizens and community groups solving civic issues
- Cities collaborating to work better
- Civic apps built on linked, open data
The mission of any local CfA Brigade is to deploy, maintain, and sustain civic technology and open data infrastructure for a place.
- We want to make it easy for people to code for America.
- We want to make it easy for places to adopt modern civic technology.
- We want to make it easy for places to adopt open data infrastructure.
- We want to innovate in ways that improve the sustainability of civic technology and infrastructure.
- We want to fulfill the overall Code for America mission to “improve the way governments work better for everyone using the people and the power of the web.”
The purpose of Brigade is to build local communities who sustain Code for America's goals and strategic outcomes
How can I participate if I’m not a coder or designer?
You don’t have to be a coder or a designer to participate in a CfA Brigade. Here’s a sample list of other Brigade activities in which you can participate:
- Draft and publish open data strategy for your city
- Source challenges by conducting interviews, creating and publishing challenge briefs
- Curate apps and organizations in the Civic Commons Marketplace
- Liberate public data from closed systems
- Raise funds for an app or a Brigade
Code for America’s Brigade support team is ready to help you determine the best approach for your city. Contact us for assistance.
Brigade is licensed under Creative Commons, Attribution, Non-Commercial, No-Derivs.