To cultivate a passionate, sharing, and inventive local tech culture through open, inclusive engagement with our community.
We imagine a city where each aspect of the community can foster technological growth and provides an openness to share initiatives, ideas, and software freely.
Engage with civic, community, business and political institutions and organizations in order to generate support for and commitment to our tech community.
Foster events, projects, and programs to help teach marketable skills. Engage with LB City Parks & Rec, LBUSD, LBCC, CSULB and other organizations in order to identify and suggests programs where we could help each other. Engage with alternative educational programs and organizations to find areas we can help one another.
Engage with local tech businesses encouraging their involvement in our programs (presenters, venues, sponsorships) and give back to business by aligning our efforts to help educate community to meet their skillset needs.
Active outreach to community networks by fostering innovative tech events championed by community leaders and volunteers. Actively promote our tech community in order to help it grow and further integrate it within our whole community.
A weekly event, developers of all experience levels are encouraged to attend, learn from and share with one another. Hack Nights begin with introductions and sharing followed by a working session.
WAPRO, an acronym for Web & Application Professionals, meets monthly to showcase our cool tech projects, share best practices, network with each other, help newcomers, and uphold the values of open source software (F/OSS). We strive to do this in a professional, relaxed, respectful, and open venue for all people in our community.
Join Uncoded and Long Beach's tech community for an evening of networking and conversation, focused on, well, tech. This networking is open to any and all working in, tinkering in or interested in technology in Long Beach and beyond.
By engaging community members, organizations and efforts in the entire process, particularly the concept and design of technology applications, Uncoded is implementing a new model of hacktivism and barnraisings focused first and foremost on expressed and identified community need.
NEXT /New, Emergent & eXpanding Technology/ —Uncoded is working with local angel investment groups to support periodic technology concept pitch events in Long Beach.
Founded in June 2015, Uncoded is a volunteer organization with the aim to inspire, bring together, and ignite local tech community. We do that by identifying synergies that exist in the local tech scene, holding events and facilitating ongoing tech initiatives.
Because communication is key and because it's often difficult to get everyone together, transparency and openness are important guiding principles of how we operate. Since our inception, we have held open and public monthly board meetings;. we actively encourage participation from community. The agenda for our board meetings are open to public comment/suggestions. In addition, we've adopted policy documents tto help guide us. They are publicly available and we could use your help improving them ( by pull requests), or informally in the board slack channel ( sign-up here).
The most important thing “About Us” is YOU: our community, our volunteers, the folks that participate in the events we organize and initiatives we work on. Together, we make awesome community!
Shortly after our creation, we held elections for board positions. Our goal is to have annual or semi-annual elections, but we are still working to finish our charter. We actively work with other volunteers and tech professionals, to help us build and mentor community as well as enhance our structure & capabilities.
The members of our board organize events, lead initiatives, spend time figuring out geeky things to do, find venues to meet at, reach out to local tech leaders to connect with our community, and more. We value actions more than role titles and take it upon ourselves “to do”, which at it's core is what open community is all about.
Entrepreneur and a Principal partner in Innovatory Ventures, an MVP incubator at WE Labs in Long Beach.
I am and accountant with a passion for technology. A general tinkerer, and an occasional coder.
SD transplant, CISSP Specialist in Cybersecurity, and USMC Veteran. Leads initiatives to connect Tech in Long Beach area.
Entrepreneur, nerd, musician, craft-beer connoisseur with strong beliefs in the good of people and the power of ideas and community. Free software advocate.
Jacob is a poet, tech analyst, and artist. While always looking for new fields and mediums to learn, he finds teaching just as satisfying. With Uncoded, Jacob intends to bring workshops in science, tech, and design to the curious of Long Beach.
We encourage you to learn about our ideas. If you would like to help us build a vibrant open tech community that can grow and organize organically, we welcome your input and involvement. If you have questions or suggestions please add a comment in the document.