What is Code Across?

From February 24 through March 4, 2012 passionate citizens around the country came together to “Code Across America” — to make their cities even better. In over a dozen cities, there were hackathons to build civic apps, “brigades” to deploy existing ones, unconferences to plan for the year ahead, and meetups to strengthen the community.


When: Simultaneous event, February 25; Ongoing, February 24 - March 4, 2012

What: Activities ranging from hackathons and app deployments to unconference sessions

Who: Urbanists, Civic Hackers, City Reps, Developers, Designers, etc -- anyone with the passion to make their city better

How: Bring together the city government with a supporting community group, organization, or business, and reach out to a broad range of participants with diverse backgrounds and skills


What is a Brigade Event?

This year, Code for America is launching the CfA Brigade to bring together groups of civic hackers in cities across the country, focused on customizing and deploying civic apps locally. These Brigade events will be the kick off: each city will identify an app to focus on, customizing it for their needs, standing it up, and getting it in the hands of users by the end of the day.

How do I Participate?

This is the 2012 event page. Find the most recent event at codeforamerica.org/events.