About the organization
Code for America is a non-profit start up that recruits tech talent from the web industry to spend a service year bringing new technology to local governments across the country. What happens after that year? How do you scale the opportunity for anyone to Code for America? This year we’re launching a volunteer corps called Code for America Brigade to organize civic hackers to deploy useful, open-source apps in their very own communities.
There are two primary ways to help support Brigade’s efforts:
(1) Contribute to the development of the platform
(2) Go forth and Deploy! Join a brigade or start your own, help on an existing app or deploy a new one—help to change your community for the better through software.
|Source Repository https://github.com/codeforamerica|
|Issue Tracker Github Issues|
Ryan Resella, Code for America's tech lead is the best point of contact for managing code contributions to the platform.
The best way to link into the Brigade's network is our google group email@example.com. It's a moderated forum; request access here. We're very active on IRC, and rely on it as primary communications channel. Join us on #codeforamerica on Freenode.
Short Term App Deployments (A weekend or two)
Volunteers with less availabilty and time to coordinate in the larger project from brigade.codeforamerica.org should boot up local versions of the apps offered on the platform.
- Pick an app from the Brigade platform
- Folow the recipe and github readme to boot up a local version.
- Send documentation of your experience and recommendations for improvements to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Moderated forum, request access here)
- Get organized: Get the data to make the app useful for your community and start spreading the word to friends and local nonprofits/service organizations that could use the help. Tell email@example.com so we can help connect you to local organizers.
Short, Medium, & Long Term Contributions Hack on the Brigade Platform
- [Short] Sign up for the Brigade platform, explore new apps and then share your user experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- [Medium-Long] Go to Github, Fork the platform and boot up locally, make changes reported in issues and Pivotal tracker, commit, and issue pull requests.