Code for New River Valley is a group of people, first and foremost. We also call ourselves technologists, planners, designers, doers, thinkers, and activists. We actively work together to improve the towns and counties of the New River Valley in Southwest Virginia, often using technology to support our efforts. By connecting people, organizations, resources, tools, and networks to build for the New River Valley, we will all thrive.


Code for New River Valley is a local Brigade Chapter of the Code for America, an international network of people committed to using their voices and hands, in collaboration with local governments, to make their cities better.

Code of Conduct

Code for New River Valley holds it’s leadership and participants to a Code of Conduct, which applys to our meetups, events, and digital forums. Read our Code of Conduct.

Our Vision

Code for New River Valley is a safe space for experimentation, learning and practicing skills, taking chances, and asking questions, all to affect and encourage positive change. Whenever possible, we proactively reach out to those who are left out, excluded, ignored, or discriminated against. Those people, in our opinion, represent our most desirable source for experiences, knowledge, and thoughts. We fail without their involvement.

Leadership Team

Code for New River Valley is organized by a volunteer group of leaders.

Brigade Co-Captain and Delivery Lead: Neal Feierabend
Brigade Co-Captain and Community Organizer: Ben Schoenfeld
Interested in joining the leadership team and helping out? That’s great! Come talk to us at one of our meetings 🙂

Our Partners

Code for New River Valley partners with local governments and non-profits to make our towns and counties work better. Here’s who we’ve been working with:

  • Town of Blacksburg, Department of Technology
  • Montgomery County, Information Technology Department
  • Virginia Tech Library – Open Data Day/Week
  • Appalachian Foodshed Project
  • Smart Beginnings NRV
  • Interested in partnering with Code for New River Valley? Contact Neal for more information.