You can change LA for the better!

Hack Nights - Every Monday & Tuesday

We host weekly Hack Nights in Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica. At these events, we organize groups of volunteers to build technology addressing the LA region’s biggest civic issues. Each night offers an inclusive, diverse community, and everyone is welcome. Join an existing project team or pitch your own civic issue.

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More Upcoming Events

Current Projects

  • Project Light The Way

    Looking for: Front-end Developers, UX Designers
    Location: Downtown LA
  • Work for LA

    Applying for work should be simple—but the application process for the City of LA is confusing and cumbersome. We’re going to make it easier to find the job of your dreams.

    Partner: Department of Personnel
    Looking for: UX, Writers, Designers
    Location: Downtown LA
  • Food Oasis

    Everyone deserves access to healthy food. Help us make it easier for Angelenos to find the best places to buy or grow healthy food in their city.

    Partner: Youth Policy Institute
  • ArtWatcher

    There are thousands of works of public art scattered around the city. There should be one place to see where they are and how they’re doing. We’re building it.

    Partner: County of Los Angeles
  • curbmap

    We are building a platform to engage the community to map and update the city's parking restrictions. Simultaneously we want to create an app that is easy for all people (community members, visitors, etc.) to use to see the landscape of parking around themselves. We want to help you avoid endlessly searching for parking in all the wrong places and reduce your risk of getting tickets.

    Looking for: UX designers, UX researchers, UI designers
    Location: Downtown LA
  • Engage

    Engage is a platform to stay up to date on your local issues, making it easy to get your voice heard.

    Looking for: NLP engineers, Django developers (API), React developers, UX designers, anyone else...
    Location: Santa Monica
  • Public Tree Map

    Public Tree Map documents every public tree in Santa Monica. We present contextual information compiled from open datasets and digitized city records. To reflect tree plantings and removals, daily updates will be made to the map.

    Looking for: JS developers, front-end web developers, and tree enthusiasts.
    Location: Santa Monica
  • Spare

    A project that connects people in need of clothing and other essentials with people in the community who have things to spare. It's kind of like one on one Goodwill. The main objective is to foster interactions between the housed and unhoused. The donation is the mechanism for building these connections throughout our community.

    Looking for: Front-end development, Back-end development, Product Management, and Marketing.
    Location: Santa Monica
  • HelloGOV

    HelloGOV is helping reproductive rights advocacy organizations connect supporters to their state assembly and state senate representatives for call campaigns. The HelloGOV webapp generates a campaign shortlink that can be used in texts, social posts, and more.

    Looking for: Angular skills or willing to learn, Node, JS, visual designers, dev-ops.
    Location: Santa Monica
  • Jobs for Hope

    We compiled job listings from 60+ different non-profit organization websites for the LA County Homeless Initiative and consolidated them into a single database so that it is easier for job-seekers to search and filter for jobs.

    Looking for: No one currently
    Location: Downtown LA
  • LA Metro Health Monitor

    The health monitor tracks LA Metro trains and generates summaries of daily, weekly, monthly and annual performance. We are building a tool that allows anyone to easily review and analyze the on-time performance of LA's 6 train lines.

    Looking for: Frontend Developers (React, D3), Backend Developers (Python, Pandas)
    Location: Downtown LA

Have an idea? Submit your pitch

Hack for LA is a great example of how we can harness technology and our city's creativity to solve everyday problems. As Mayor, I will closely partner with our tech industry to create jobs and bring innovation to City Hall so government works faster and more efficiently.

Mayor Eric Garcetti


Want to know more about Hack for LA?

Hack for LA is a project group of [Hacker Fund]( and the official Los Angeles chapter of [Code for America]( We bring together coders, designers, entrepreneurs, students, government staff, activists, and other civic-minded people to solve the LA region’s biggest challenges.

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Are you press and want to get in touch? Are you interested in becoming a sponsor? Want to just check us out on Slack? Looking to volunteer?