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Year in Review
Improving Denver
with Technology

Year in Numbers

For the first time our members gave over 100 hours per day of service.

It adds up to 4,311 hours towards better life for senior citizens, musicians, and computer literacy for young kids.

All possible because of our AWESOME team!

Total Hours of Giving




Awesome projects


Project Nights


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Denver Startup Week:
Your Skills for Good
Code for Denver Presents: "Applying Your Skills for Good with Code for Denver." This event showcased our projects and helped recruit members.
48 Project Night Meetups:
Serving Our Community
Our brigade is one of the most active in the Code for America network.
America Recycles Day Re:Imagine Showcase and Feedback Night
EcoCycle hosted a Denver Re:Imagine showcase to debut our recycling application and solicit feedback from attendees. The event marked the completion of version 1 functionality, and gave us more guidance for the next version. Our presentation led the City of Denver to ask us to present the app at the Sustainability Summit. The Solid Waste Association of North America also asked us to present at their Road to Zero Waste Conference.
Monthly Speaker Series
January 16 Jan 16
Jasmin Barco
Life of a Can
February 27 Feb 27
CFD Organizational Team
Talking It Up
March 20 Mar 20
Michelle and Tyler
Introduction to Clojurescript
April 24 Apr 24
Bret Evans
Data Driven Clojure
May 22 May 22
Fred Wehle
Interacting with Hardware
June 19 Jun 19
Kate Catlin
Diversity in Tech
July 17 Jul 17
Willy Douglas
Intro to Effective Altruism
August 28 Aug 28
Vincent Buscarello
The Data Dork
September 18 Sep 18
Sam Placette
Regular Expressions
December 4 Dec 4
Willy Douglas
How to Donate Effectively
December 11 Dec 11
Moses McCall
Alexa for Everyone
Started an effective altruism calculator. Effective altruism is a philosophy and social movement that applies evidence and reason to determine the most effective ways to benefit others.
The new members project was launched to help streamline our members' engagement, reduce onboarding time and facilitate member communication.
Updated website to WordPress and started a blog.

Project Updates

Circular Economy was rebranded to Denver Re:Imagine and developed from early concept to minimum viable product.

EncoreLink was developed to minimum viable product and incorporated as a nonprofit.

Researched the most successful projects out of 25 other CfA Brigades!

Owlet did a major refactor from microservices to monorepo service and got a new partner organization: Girls In STEM.

Denver Sustainability Project

Energize Denver: Energy Efficiency in Commercial and Multifamily Buildings

Building energy efficiency is a key component of the City's efforts to achieve Denver's 2020 Sustainability and Climate Action Plan goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels by 2020 and by 80 percent by 2050.

Energize Denver works to reduce the energy consumption of commercial and multifamily buildings by 10 percent by the end of 2020 and double that in the following decade.

This project was originally developed by Code for Denver in partnership with the City of Denver in 2015. Now the city hosts and manages an updated version of the project.

External Talks

Mile High Data Day
- Intro to KoboTools
- Building a Data-Driven Impact Community in Denver
Colorado Nonprofit Association’s 25th Annual Conference: Nonprofits of Influence
- Free Tech Tools for Nonprofits: What You Need To Know
- Intro to Agile for Nonprofits
Code for Boulder
- Introduction to Effective Altruism
Organizational Updates

Thank You to Our Awesome Members

Thank You to Our Amazing Sponsors

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