About the Brigade Network

Code for America Brigades are volunteer groups that collaborate with local government and community partners to build new tools that help with local civic issues.

What are Brigades?

We’re a national network of community organizers and technologists who are putting technology to work for the benefit of our local communities.

Our Brigades meet regularly to build, share and learn about tools to create, support, and serve the public good.

We’re thousands of designers, academic researchers, data journalists, activists, policy wonks, web developers and curious citizens who want to make our city more just, equitable, transparent and delightful to live in through data, design and technology.

Come join us!

National Advisory Council

The National Advisory Council (NAC) is an elected group of Brigade members that represents the Brigade network and advocates for the ideals of our community.

Learn about the NAC

The National Advisory Council poses for a group photo

National Network Team

The Code for America Network Team is a staff team dedicated to building a movement of people making government work for the people, by the people, in the digital age. We support the nationwide Brigade Network, organize the Code for America Community Fellowship, and lead Code for America’s volunteer mobilization.

Learn about the Network Team

The National Network team

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our Network

A diverse volunteer base and inclusive culture are central to the Brigade Network’s work to meet community needs and change inequitable systems.

Learn more

Group photo of Brigade members attending Summit 2019. They wave their hands in the air with trees and buildings in the background.

Code of Conduct

Code for America has a Code of Conduct that applies to our activities, events, and digital forums. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.

Check out our full Code of Conduct