Get Started Working With Code for PDX

Building a better community is up to all of us

We're not just about building software! No matter what your skill set, we'd love to have you on board. Improving the community requires all types.

  • Subject-Matter Experts
    People building technological solutions are usually not experts in the field. If your technical expertise is a match for one of our projects, excellent! If not, we want to hear from you. Our developers can still use your guidance.

  • Project Managers
    All important projects need someone to plan, set the course, and clear the roadblocks. If you have experience in tackling the big picture and predicting problems before they arise, we'd love to hear from you.

  • Designers
    Good design guides every-day decisions, from the most impactful to the most mundane. If you know how to package information for maximum impact, we need you at Code for PDX.

  • Advocates and Evangelists
    For our efforts to have a real impact, our projects need visibility - both to those who will benefit, and to those who can recommend our work. People with the gift for spreading the word are invaluable to what we do.

  • Coders
    Most of our projects will involve creating technical solutions to improve people's lives. Come make an impact, while learning new skills along the way.

  • Governments and Non-Profits
    Those with a strong overview of what our community needs are best placed to help stewart our projects as they evolve. If you work with a local government or organization focused on the common good, we want to hear from you.

As we get going, you'll be able to see what we're up to on the projects page. Don't hesitate to send an email asking how you can get involved, even if you don't see yourself in the list above.

Come Talk To Us

If you just want to get a feel for what's happening, join us on Slack and say hi on the #citizen-participation channel, or contact us on Twitter.