Code for Los Angeles Holds Inaugural Meeting at Coloft in Santa Monica
By Elana Hopman
Code for Los Angeles (the LA division of Code for America Brigade) will host its first meeting on Thursday, September 19 at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at Coloft, a shared workspace in Santa Monica. The goal of this inaugural event is to brainstorm and workshop ideas for supporting the Santa Monica Open Data initiative.
“We’re very excited for the opportunity to bring together a community of civic-minded hackers in Los Angeles and have a collective voice that the city officials are listening to,” said Yohei Nakajima, Program Director at Coloft Academy. “When it comes to developing solutions that leverage technology – which cities definitely need – active technologists in the private sector are the people you want to involve. The possibilities are endless!”
The meetup is meant to introduce Code for America, as well as the Santa Monica Information System Department, and discuss the current status of their Open Data Initiative. There will also be plenty of time for networking and generating ideas around data sets and potential apps to develop.
“It’s really about involving the citizens in making the city a better place, not only with their time and commitment, but also with their professional skills and expertise,” Nakajima added.
For more information or to sign up, visit the event’s Meetup page.