Free Software for Brigades

Code for America is excited to offer the software linked below to help with project development and Brigade management.

What we offer and how you can access it

Together, we are more than the sum of our parts. By joining forces with leading tech companies, we can build products with our communities faster, cheaper, and better.

Code for America is excited to offer the software linked below to help with project development and brigade management.

Whether it’s getting a quick prototype up for your first user test or releasing an application to thousands of residents, we hope that these tools will help you build better products. If you have any questions, reach out to

Thanks for everything you do. Happy building!

Cloud Software

Heroku is a simple, easy-to-use cloud hosting service which is perfect for small to medium projects.
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Twilio is the easiest way to send SMS messages or handle phone calls for your project.
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NewRelic is an observability platform built to help engineering teams understand the behavior of their software. It can help you analyze your application's performance and errors, and help you troubleshoot.
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Meetup Pro
Meetup is an online platform for people to find groups like your Brigade.
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Slack is a group communication tool built around chat.
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Google Workspace
Google Workspace includes all of Google’s productivity apps: Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more.
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Canva is a graphic design tool. Use it to create social media posts, presentations, and other marketing or content materials.
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Mapping Software

Mapbox provides easy-to-use, powerful, and customizable mapping products.
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Carto helps you easily work with and visualize geospatial data.
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GitHub offers code hosting and project management tools for open source projects.
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Stae is a universal tool for data management and collaboration featuring local data sources in accessible formats.
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We offer free domain names for Brigades through Namecheap. If you already have a domain for your Brigade registered elsewhere, we can transfer it to Code for America’s account to cover the subscription expense.
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