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We frequently hold public meetings to collaborate on projects, hold community discussions and design sessions, and welcome new volunteers.
Open Charlotte Brigade Events
We hold a series of events to engage community members and help build a more connected and accessible Charlotte. We're currently taking our annual holiday recess form events but you join our Meetup page to be notified when we return in January.
Our "community night" events are a new part of our brigade schedule in 2019. We use this time to onboard new volunteers looking to get involved with leadership opportunities or be an ambassador with our community partners. Some nights we might have guest speakers (we’ll update the agenda if there is one). Our leadership team also holds a meeting later in the night to plan our future Brigade events, communications, and direction.
These are the traditional "hack night" sessions we've been holding since the brigade's inception. Here our brigade volunteers generally break out into teams and work on their respective projects in-person. You will have the opportunity to learn more about what we do through a quick orientation, get connected to a project, discuss how to start your own project, or connect with our leadership team.
Come socialize with other members of Open Charlotte Brigade, meet some new people, and learn about leadership opportunities! This is a casual, quarterly event series allowing attendees to unwind and get to know the people they're working with. Just show up, grab a name tag, and join a conversation!
Hack for Change
Hack for Change is a big one day civic design-a-thon Open Charlotte holds to celebrate National Day of Civic Hacking. On this day, organizations all over the nation bring together community members and civic leaders to work with our local governments and tackle some our toughest challenges.Sign up for Email Updates
Regional events allow our members to connect with other volunteers from neighboring cities and states. We spend our time together reviewing what works and what doesn't as well as building projects.
Open NC Summit
The Open NC Collaborative is a brigade composed of volunteers and leaders from the North Carolina Code for America Brigades including Open Charlotte Brigade. Each year we meet in person to celebrate our successes and discuss our shared vision and goals for the upcoming year. We also hold occasional remote meetings to collaborate on projects throughout the year. The best way to get involved in these is to reach out to Open Charlotte's leadership team members at the next brigade event!Learn about the Open NC Collaborative
South Region Brigade Calls
The South Region brigade calls are a monthly opportunity for volunteers and leadership team members from Code for America brigades throughout the Southern United States to connect. Participants share stories and practices from their brigade and work together to create cross-state project teams and address other challenges. The best way to get involved in these is to reach out to Open Charlotte's leadership team members at the next brigade event!Read about one of our meetings
The following events hosted by Code For America provide opportunities for volunteers from brigades around the country to connect with each other and government officials to form partnerships and do more.
Code for America Summit
The Code for America Summit is where government and technology intersect. The three-day event is an opportunity for public servants, advocates, entrepreneurs, technologists, and volunteers to get together in one room and tackle some of government’s biggest challenges in the digital age.Click here to learn more
Brigade Congress is the primary in-person meeting centered on the Code for America Network, bringing together Brigade leaders, government and community partners, and civic tech professionals. Together, we'll learn the skills we need to level-up our civic hacking communities.Click here to learn more