Hack for LA brings together civic-minded volunteers who build digital products, programs and services with community partners and local government to address issues in the LA region.
STEP 1: Onboard
STEP 2: Choose a Project
STEP 3: Join a Project
Once you have chosen a team you will need to do the following.
STEP 4: Adopt our Standards
How do I raise my hand on Zoom?
To raise your hand in Zoom: (1) Click the Participants button found in the control panel at the bottom of the Zoom window (2) Click “Raise Hand” found at the bottom of the chat window that appears.
How many hours are you expected to commit to Hack for LA each week?
At least 3 hours per week. Most often, this means you commit to recurring weekly meetings, plus a minimum of 2 hours. Since meetings are primarily reserved for coordination of tasks and feedback, you will need to allocate additional time in order to work on something to contribute. Your contribution will, of course, depend on your skillset. For example, one Hack for LA volunteer looks for typos on team project material, does not attend meetings, and always reviews the issues when tagged. If you are about to enter a very busy period in your work or personal life, please consider joining at a later date when your schedule allows. We always welcome new volunteers, but in return, expect that members return the time spent onboarding them through their efforts.
Can you tell me more about how communication in Hack for LA works?
We work in Slack, GitHub, and Google Drive. Some teams may use additional tools, so check with the project you are interested in to confirm.
When do project teams meet?
Project teams will meet as scheduled on the Project Team Meetings page. For more detailed meeting information, please visit the project’s Slack channel. Additionally, all team’s are welcome to attend the virtual happy hours scheduled each week the Westside, Downtown, and South LA Meetups. The day and time of these socials are posted by the Hack Night Co-Hosts in the Slack General channel.