The 2nd annual Code for Oakland: Building Our Civic Web is a month-long series of focused discussions and events that culminate in a one-day hackathon at the Henry J Kaiser Center! The focus of this year’s hackathon is on: building apps, hacking public data and building tools to support economic development in Oakland, improve civic engagement, improve digital education and literacy in our residents and provide tools to attract and sustain local business in the town.


Add project ideas here, then create and list new project pages below:


Dan Turner: UCB Information Management School; Alfonso Dominguez, Co-founder, Popuphood; Kiran Jain, City of Oakland Attorney’s Office; Libby Schaaf, Oakland City Council Member; Jason Young: Mindblown Labs and Hidden Genius project

Final Project Teams & Results

TopCop - rating system for Oakland Police officers via SMS and Twitter

Hack the Budget - Oakland budget information visualized and turned into computer-readable format

510Eats - Health inspection data mapped for all of Alameda County

Hot Chocolate Lounge - OaklandWiki local zine scanning

OaklandWiki - Incorporation with EventBrite API ; content planning

OakTest - Oakland Tech project to create test taking app

Pimp My Bus Stop - SMS to alert of bus station issues

West Oakland Development Plan - mapped & interpreted on OaklandWiki

Lemonopoly - Data additions and clean-up



Who’s behind the event?

Code for Oakland: A one day hackathon was conceived of and is being organized by a committee of Oakland-based business, city staff, developers and community based organizations. Those groups planning and/or supporting the event include:

  • The City of Oakland
  • Oakland Local
  • Code for America
  • Lake Merritt / Downtown Business Association
  • Tech Liminal
  • Urban Strategies Council

For more details and to get involved visit www.codeforoakland.org