Today Code for America announced that Code for Seattle is one of the new official brigades (a brigade is pretty much like a chapter).
Code for Seattle is a local organization focused on addressing civic issues in Seattle with technology.
With this support from Code for America we’ll be holding more and larger events over the next year focused on creating apps for sharing and understanding local government data, digital inclusion, and developing technology for increasing civic engagement in Seattle.
I’m interested in partnering with other local organizations to hold larger hackathons and similar events over the coming year, so please let me know if you have ideas for ways we can team up by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a weekly meetup you can attend to hack on related projects, pitch or demo civic tech projects, or hang out to learn more about open data and civic technology. Stay up to date on the meetups and future hackathons by joining the CfS meetup group: http://www.meetup.com/Code-for-Seattle
Also find Code for Seattle on twitter and facebook.
From the Code for America announcement:
"In 2012, Code for America launched the Brigade program, enacting 16 local chapters. Today we’re excited to announce the addition of 15 new Brigades supported by 28 new Captains.
These Brigade Captains will work to collaborate with government to build and foster community where they live. Each Brigade has the support of a municipal partner in their local government. Working with this municipal partner and their Brigade, these Captains will help make their communities better using technology.”
Read the full announcement: http://www.codeforamerica.org/2013/09/17/brigade-captains/