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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.

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Tuesday, June 04, 2024 6:30 PM
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Hack Night: Voter Guide / Democracy Dollars, Open Disclosure, OpenOakland.org

Welcome to OpenOakland's Hack Night at City Hall, an evening dedicated to leveraging our collective expertise for civic good. It's a time to connect, collaborate, and contribute to meaningful open-source...

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Latest updates from the brigade

May 29th, 2023

Reflecting on 8 Years of Partnership: OpenOakland and the Public Ethics Commission

On April 4, 2023, Suzanne Doran (Acting Executive Director of the PEC), Michael Ubell and Colin King-Bailey (Open Disclosure project team) shared insights from their years of collaboration. This blog post is a summary of the discussion with video clips from the event!

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May 20th, 2022
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RADAR Program Exploration: Learnings from a Discovery Phase

Last year, several OpenOakland members kicked off a discovery phase for a potential service delivery program to serve local nonprofits. We were looking for ways to reduce project overhead while centering the specific needs of local community groups. Inspired by BetaNYC’s Research and Data Assistance Request (RADAR) initiative, we wondered if something similar might work here in Oakland. Despite wrapping up our discovery phase early due to pandemic life, we wanted to capture our initial learnings...

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