We are OpenOakland

OpenOakland is a volunteer collective of data geeks, advocates, technologists, designers, policy makers, residents, researchers, thinkers and doers who bridge community and technology for a thriving and equitable Oakland.

About the Brigade

Upcoming events

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:00 PM
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OpenOakland Steering Committee Meeting

Our Steering Committee meets monthly to discuss brigade strategy and make operational decisions. All are welcome to observe (https://openoakland.org/how-we-work). Most of our Project leads will be in Steering Committee, so...

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OpenOakland members primarily use Slack for connecting and communicating. By joining our Slack space, you agree to our Code of Conduct (upshot: be cool to each other and don't spam).

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Latest updates from the brigade

Dec 15th, 2021
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Sharing Gratitude

OpenOakland welcomed nearly 150 volunteers over the course of 2021! We’re blown away by the dedication of so many, despite the tumult and challenges of the year. Earlier this month, we took a moment to pause and invite our brigade to recognize each others’ perseverance, contributions and commitment to this community we’re all building together. Here’s what our volunteers had to share with each other.

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Dec 13th, 2021
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Moving the Leadership Election Cycle (Nov. Steering Committee Recap)

Last month, our Steering Committee focused on governance, approving changes to OpenOakland’s elections cycle and committing to efforts that we hope will make brigade participation more accessible and representative.

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