Brigade Day at Summit

The day before Summit keynotes start, members and leaders of Code for America Brigades are invited to a special day full of exclusive training and making connections.

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All members of the Brigade network are invited to attend the seventh-annual Brigade Day at Summit event (formerly known as “pre-summit”).

  • Time: Wednesday May 29th, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Location: Oakland Marriott City Center 1001 Broadway Oakland, California 94607
  • You can attend separately from Summit, but attending Summit is highly recommended!

The Brigade Day Content Advisory Committee is putting finishing touches on the agenda. Stay tuned as more details about options for training and breakout sessions will be published here prior to Summit.

Brigade Day Agenda



8:30 a.m.Breakfast
9:00 a.m.Welcome & Introductions
9:30 a.m.Presentation of Brigade Network Census
10:00 a.m.Lightning Talks
10:30 a.m.Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Training Session
More details will be provided closer to the event.
12:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30 p.m.Breakout Session 1
More details will be provided closer to the event.
2:45 p.m.Group Photo
3:15 p.m.Break
3:30 p.m.Breakout Session 2
More details will be provided closer to the event.

Have a question? Find answers to common questions in the Brigade Day FAQ Document.

Lightning Talks

Calls for lightning talks on the Brigade Network and its values were solicited across the network in February and March, with a proposal form posted to Discourse, Slack, TWICT, and via email to Brigade Captains.

Lightning talk proposals were submitted, and lightning talks were selected based off of votes from the Advisory Committee.

Carlos Moreno, Code for Tulsa
Volunteer and nonprofit civic tech as part of one ecosystem.

Felicia Betancourt, Open Oakland
Put Your Data Where Your Mouth Is: The Interplay of Mission and Metrics in Civic Tech

Jerry Hall, Open San Diego
A brigade project MealsCount.com. We're helping increase the participation and reimbursement rates for kids who qualify for free meals but, don't get them yet. Our application helps their district feed (and ultimately graduate) more kids. This is a tool that can be used nationwide so really excited to share it if given the chance.

Jess Sand, Open Oakland
Using "just enough" documentation to align teams at different phases of a project.