Help shape Code for America's civic-tech mission - Brooklyn


Sep. 26, 2017 8:02 am

Help shape Code for America’s civic-tech mission

The nonprofit is hosting its first Brigade Congress Oct. 13–15. Read on for details.

Attendees of the 2016 Code for America Summit.

(Photo via Twitter/Code for America)

Full disclosure: is an organizing partner of the Code for America Brigade Congress.

Are you a self-described civic hacker or just someone who thinks municipal governance can be vastly improved by creative technological solutions? Well, you might want to check out this event in Philly.

Code for America, the (inter)national civic-tech nonprofit, is convening its far-flung local chapters Oct. 13–15 for its inaugural Brigade Congress — and is taking part as an organizing partner.

Get tickets

Tickets are $100, though there is also a pay-what-you-can model for active brigade members. The weekend will be an unconference featuring CfA brigade volunteers from around the world, joined by civil servants, civic technologists and other leaders. Be ready to share your stories on what has worked, what hasn’t and how we can apply those lessons to future wins. We’ll talk about shared values and learn how brigades across the country are working for change.

One of the goals of the Congress will be to build alignment around the CfA network’s core vision, mission, values and operating principles, so organizers are sharing this draft for feedback. Details on submitting sessions will come as the event date nears, said CfA Brigade Manager Christopher Whitaker.

For now, grab those tickets, and we’ll see you in Philly!

Zack Seward

Zack Seward is Editor-in-Chief of, the local technology news network. Previously, Seward was the Innovations Reporter at WHYY and in Philadelphia. Before that, he worked at WXXI in Rochester, N.Y., as a reporter and editor for a statewide public radio reporting project. Seward is an alumnus of Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. He's originally from San Francisco and went to college in Chicago.


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