Category Topics

Announcements & Events

Updates from Code for America staff or Brigade members. Post here if you have an update to share with the Network!

Organizing a Brigade

Every Brigade started from the same place. Wherever you are along the journey of getting your Brigade off the ground, discuss your methods here and ask experienced organizers for help.


Share projects your Brigade has worked on and learn from others. This is where you can document a local project that other Brigades may want to adapt.

Priority Action Areas

The four Priority Action Areas are:

Brigade Action Teams

See an opportunity bigger than your local community? Discuss and propose collaborations between members of different brigades across the national network. Subcategories here provide dedicated spaces for approved BATs.

Skills Sharing

Questions, tips, and how-tos for all the tactical and technical skills we employ to get our civic hacking done.


When you discover that new tool you think could help others, or just want to bookmark for yourself later, share it here! Search and ask here first whenever you feel like the right tool for your job simply must be out there already.

Culture and Core Values

A place for discussion of our values, including Code of Conduct processes, safe spaces, and our guiding principles.

National Advisory Council (NAC)

The NAC is an elected board which serves as a mediator and leader of the CfA Brigade Network, facilitating cooperation between Brigades and between the Code for America Network team staff and Brigade leadership. The NAC is to advise CfA staff on enthusiasm or concern from within the Network, surfacing and sharing ideas that work and acting as a clear pathway to CfA leadership to raise concerns. This category contains meeting notes, announcements, and what NAC is working on. It’s also a great place to ask questions and give suggestions on how you’d like to use NAC as a resource.

Questions & Feedback

Share your ideas and constructive criticisms for this forum and any other spaces or resources provided by the network