About Hack Oregon

Hack Oregon is a rapid prototyping lab in Portland Oregon, taking a creative approach to data projects that bring insight to complex issues in the public interest.  We're a nonprofit, our teams are made of volunteers, and all the work we do is open source.

Over five years, we’ve built dozens of software projects with a broad range of state, city, and local municipalities in Oregon. The CIVIC Platform is the result of Hack Oregon teams reimagining how to make information actionable through visual models, open standards, and frameworks that promote data-driven interdisciplinary collaboration. 

To support scaling the CIVIC Platform to other regions, Hack Oregon is in the process of expanding to become the CIVIC Software Foundation. As a nationally focused organization, we’re looking forward to working in partnership with cities, companies, and a larger network of open source contributors.

Don’t worry— Hack Oregon isn’t going anywhere! We’ll continue our work as a local program of the Civic Software Foundation.

If you live in Portland, we're accepting applications for people interested in joining a volunteer team for the next season. If you don’t live in Portland, sit tight while we refresh the website and expand support to build projects on CIVIC!