Breakout groups

Every HackNight, we break out into topic-specific working and learning groups led by regular facilitators

We have two types of groups: learning groups and working groups. Learning groups meet to learn new skills, strategize about important issues, and refine their ideas. Working groups provide opportunities for our members to use their skills by actively building technology and tools.

Want to start your own breakout group? Add your name to this list, or announce it at the next HackNight!

  1. Create a GitHub account if you don't already have one
  2. Open a new GitHub Issue in this repository
  3. Set the title of your issue to the name of your breakout, and fill out the description template in the body. We will add the appropriate labels to it.
  4. Questions about starting a breakout group? Contact us at

Breakout Groups

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Our breakout groups focus on mobilizing tech workers to discuss, strategize and create technology that dismantles structures of injustice and inequality. Our projects are developed in service to organizations without institutional monetary support. . Groups can last for one night or several years - it's up to you!

If you are interested in getting involved in a breakout group, contact the project leader from their Github issue below, join our Slack to connect with them directly, or keep an eye out for them at one of our future HackNights.

Sometimes groups get marked as closed if they haven't been active in a few weeks. Any group marked this way can be re-opened at any time.

To re-open a group:

  1. Visit the list of closed Github Issues.
  2. Search for your project and click on it.
  3. You will see all the project’s prior notes and comments. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and you'll see a box that allows you to leave a comment. Next to the comment button, there should be a 'Reopen Issue' button.
  4. We recommend leaving a comment while you re-open the issue, to update the project and mention if you're looking for anything new!