Code for New River Valley is a group of people who call ourselves technologists, planners, designers, doers, developers, 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 in the New River Valley, we can build a better and more equitable community. Our mission is:
Promoting open data, open access, and civic engagement in Virginia’s New River Valley by collaborating with local governments, community organizations, and citizens to develop applications, create tools, and find technology solutions to challenges of all sizes.
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 localities better.
Code of Conduct
Code for New River Valley holds its leadership and participants to a Code of Conduct, which applies to our meetups, events, and digital forums. Read our Code of Conduct.
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.
Code for New River Valley is organized by a volunteer group of leaders.
Brigade Captain: Neal Feierabend
Delivery Lead: Jeff Hawley
Interested in joining the leadership team and helping out? That’s great! Come talk to us at one of our meetings 🙂
Code for New River Valley partners with local governments and non-profits to make our towns and counties work better. Here’s some of who we’ve worked with:
- Town of Blacksburg, Department of Technology
- Blacksburg Transit
- Montgomery County, Information Technology Department
- Virginia Tech Library – Open Data Day/Week
- Appalachian Foodshed Project
- 16 Frogs in Blacksburg
Interested in partnering with Code for New River Valley? Contact Neal for more information.