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OpenOakland works to improve the lives of Oaklanders by advancing civic innovation and open government through community partnerships, engaged volunteers, and civic technology.

We create digital tools to increase access to public information, to help Oaklanders engage more effectively with local government and with each other. We collaborate and partner with Oakland’s civic stakeholders and provide opportunities for civic minded volunteers to make a difference in their city. If you’re reading this, we’d love you to join us!

We use technology for social good. To find out what we’re about read more, then check out the current projects we’re hacking on— then get plugged in: our community meets weekly for civic hack nights each Tuesday from 6:30–9 p.m. in City Hall Room 3. Join us! Geeks, Suits, Wonks and all Oaklanders are welcome!


For example, check out Open Disclosure to see how we’ve promoted transparency in government. In partnership with Oakland’s Public Ethics Commission and our team of campaign finance designers and developers, you can now see for yourself how money flows through our local political campaigns. Read about Open Disclosure’s September 2014 launch.

Recent Posts

Announcing Oakland’s Civic Innovator’s Awards

Looking for innovators and change-makers in Oakland’s City Hall

At OpenOakland we get to work with people inside city hall and across this great City. We see hard work, creativity and good things happening all over- what we don’t see is that creativity and innovation being recognized publicly, so we’re out to recognize good government. We’re announcing the first ever Oakland Civic Innovators Awards!

We’re looking for nominations from anyone who lives, works, plays or worships in Oakland- tell us about the great things you’ve seen in City government this year- have you worked with an awesomely innovative staff member, experienced thoughtful, genuine engagement on the behalf of a local agency or seen game changing creativity from people you used to just think of as bureaucrats? If so, tell us about it and we’ll be glad to recognize the good efforts that reflect not just the heart of public service and the untold stories of good government in Oakland.

We’ll be announcing the awardees at the 2015 CityCamp Oakland on January 10th, which means this is also an announcement that CityCampOak is back!

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