What We Do

What does Code for Denver do?

We build apps and websites for non-profits, local government, and the community that serve their needs. Who we work with and what we work on are determined on project pitch nights, the first Monday of each month. To stay on top of projects throughout the year, we host weekly meet-ups to manage and work on current projects.

We meet almost every Monday. Join us, everyone is welcome!

Galvanize Denver – Golden Triangle
1062 Delaware St
Denver, CO 80204
6pm – 9pm

Learn about what projects we are working on.

What is your relationship with Code for America?

Code for America (CfA) connects our organization to the wider civic technology movement. As a brigade of Code for America, we are able to connect with, learn, and seek inspiration from other CfA brigades. We also receive support in the form of some cool tools.

“We design. We architect. We explore. We teach. We empathize.”

How We Work

How we use Agile

Code For Denver utilizes many Agile practices and tools in our distributed development environment to help us deliver the most value, at the earliest possible time to our partners.

Roles

We sign up for the agile roles of Scrum Master and Product Owner for each project, and our Sprints last two weeks and end in demos.

Meeting management

We complete a stand-up each week, and share what was done last week, what will be done in the coming week and surface any blockers. We also use the Pomodoro time management technique to focus our work during project nights.

Tools

We utilize Github as our code repository with a kanban board inside the application “Waffle” that sits on top of the repo. Within the waffleboard, we plan our project tasks using the familiar “backlog”, “ready”, “in progress” and “done” states for each task.

Our current workflow includes:

  • General/team communication and chat: Flowdock
  • Version Control: Git, Github
  • Story management: Waffle.io
  • Documentation/Technical writing: Google Docs

Don’t worry if you’re unfamiliar with any of these tools. We’ll help you get up and running.