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Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 06:30 PM   Absolutely Free
Backyard San Jose, 35 S 2nd St
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Join us for Civic Hack Night, where community members use their skills to make San Jos, & the South Bay, a better place.

Once a month, the local OpenStreetMap community joins us to improve South Bay coverage & welcome new mappers.

6:30 - 6:45 PM: Networking
6:45 - 7:00 PM: Welcome & Group introductions
7:00 - 8:45 PM: Team breakouts
8:45 - 8:50 PM: Wrap up, report back

*Food & Water*
We will provide light appetizers. There will be a food truck & cafe where you can purchase food & drinks. There is no tap water available at this venue. We encourage you to bring your reusable water bottle filled with water.

What to bring
- If you have a laptop, please bring it.
- Reusable water bottle
- Notebook
- Pen or pencil

*What is Code for San Jose?*
Code for San Jos is a volunteer organization made up of makers, designers, developers, & subject matter experts who come together to use tech to solve civic problems.

Learn more about our current projects (

*How to get here*
Backyard San Jos is close to VTA light rail & bus lines (go to for more information), & a scooter/bike-ride down from the San Jose Diridon Caltrain Station. Backyard San Jose is located in Fountain Alley Lot at 35 S 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95113.

For more information about Backyard San Jose, go to:

The closest parking garage on 2nd & San Carlos is $5 flat rate after 6pm on weekdays. For a map of all downtown parking: There is no parking validation at this venue. Some nearby businesses may validate parking.

We've found it helpful to be clear on what Code for San Jos is, & what it isn't:

*Code for San Jos is:*

a place people gather to work on open-source projects that benefit our community

*Code for San Jos is not:*

an organization that teaches people how to code

always prepared to pair you with a project on day one. That said, it's a good idea to look through the open data ( available to us & our projects (, & start thinking about a project you might find interesting to work on.

*If you are new to Code for San Jos, please:*

Review the Code of Conduct ( ).

Join the slack channel ( & check out our github (

Check out our updated list of projects ( & their needs.

Want to start a new project? Check out our project playbook (

What to bring
- If you have a laptop, please bring it.
- Notebook
- Pen or pencil

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