We are Code for Buffalo

As a Code for America Brigade, we're part of a national network of civic-minded volunteers using technology for the public good. No tech experience needed... just bring your passion to help build a stronger, smarter, and more equitable Buffalo.

Thur. April 11 @ 6pm: Hack Night for Mayor's Civic Innovation Eco Challenge

In partnership with Open Data Buffalo, we’re excited to co-host this Hack Night for Mayor Byron Brown’s Civic Innovation Eco Challenge! This meetup offers designated time for project teams to get together in-person and get some work done. Dinner will be served! Come work on projects, grab a bite to eat, and meet others using technology for a better Buffalo!


You don't need to know how to code. No matter what your background is, you can help make a difference.

What does Code for Buffalo do?

We build digital tools with communities to create the change they want to see

Code for Buffalo uses the practices of the digital age to team up with local government and the Buffalo community in order to expand access to technology and digital skills, enhance public services and quality of life, and deepen civic engagement and participation. We're a citizen-driven platform for government innovation, and we use open data, design, and creative technology as a mode for civic engagement.

We pull together Western New York's best resources to amplify our collective civic impact.

A Code for America Brigade

Code for Buffalo is among dozens of local volunteer groups that are part of the larger Code for America ecosystem.

Catalyzing the Open Data Ecosystem

Open data not only fuels our work and promotes transparency and accountability, but also helps create a massive economic impact.

Code for Buffalo is for everyone

If you think you won't fit in because you don't consider yourself a 'tech person,' we assure you there are plenty of ways to get involved.

Our Supporters

We rely on the help of financial, in-kind supporters and government partners to sustain our efforts tactically and financially. While Code for America subsidizes our operating costs, if Code for Buffalo is to continue its mission we will soon need the financial support of local sponsors. By supporting Code for Buffalo with a tax-deductible contribution, your organization will receive recognition at our events and through our many communications channels. Funds go directly toward web hosting, events, and food and beverages for our awesome volunteers.