This week we’re starting a brand new tradition at Code for Fort Collins: our annual fundraising drive. Why fundraise? So we’re better able to cover our incidental costs. Things like food, SaaS plans we need, and paying rent for a meeting space. Remember, Code for Fort Collins is a completely volunteer organization, and that donations to us (through Code for America, more on that tomorrow) are completely tax deductible. There’s a real 501(c)3 here 🤓
As we start 2019 we’d like to thank everyone for their interest and support of Code for Fort Collins through the years. We’re also so grateful for the residents and organizations of Northern Colorado we support and collaborate with.
Unconference? What the heck is that? Well, I’ll be able to tell you in more detail after I attend the Code For America Brigade Congress in beatiful Philadelphia, PA. Cue the music.
Apparently this is the first one too! A gracious travel grant from our parent organization has allowed me to go see what the rest of the country’s brigades are up to, how they are succeeding and improving their communities, and what the future of the organization might be. As an “unconference,” I couldn’t even begin to tell you what I’m going to learn! We are in uncharted territory. Attendees will be offering up ideas for sessions on the day they happen. I’m hoping to be able to talk about our successes and challenges as a volunteer group so far. Our change to supporting multiple projects at the same time has been a success, and I want to share that story and see how other brigades deal with engaging new members and keeping interest and progress moving from week to week.
If you want to learn more about this “!conference”, check out the information on this site: Code For America Brigade Congress Information
I’ll be coming back after the congress to write about my experience and learnings. There may even be pictures. Wish me good luck, and use the Connect links below if you want to ask me some questions about the trip or tell me to get some answers while I’m in sunny Philadelphia.
Code for Fort Collins wants your ideas for making the Fort Collins community better. Whether you’re looking for help with providing access to information the City of Fort Collins already has, building out a product that you think the city needs, or just giving us a general problem you have that you think technology could help with. That jog any ideas for you? Give it to us: http://bit.ly/2nQks7o
Code for Fort Collins will be presenting at Startup Week alongside Women Who Code, New Tech Fort Collins, and Fort Collins Innovation Community Initiative.
Reminder that there will not be a Code for Fort Collins Meetup on Thursday this week! (Nov. 20-26, 2016)