OpenSMC | About

About OpenSMC

OpenSMC is a group of people, first and foremost. We also call ourselves technologists, planners, designers, doers, thinkers, and activists. Each month, we meet to talk about our projects and learn about opportunities and needs in the community. Between meetups, we collaborate remotely to improve the County of San Mateo, often using technology to support our efforts. By connecting people, organizations, resources, tools, and networks to build for San Mateo County, we will all thrive.

Brigade

OpenSMC is a local chapter of the Code for America Brigade, an international network of people committed to using their voices and hands, in collaboration with local governments, to make their cities better.

Code of Conduct

OpenSMC holds its leadership and participants to a Code of Conduct, which applies to our meetups, events, and digital forums. Please read our Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy.

Our Vision

OpenSMC is a safe space for experimentation, learning and practicing skills, taking chances, and asking questions, all to effect and encourage positive change. Whenever possible, we proactively reach out to those who are left out, excluded, ignored, or discriminated against. Those people, in our opinion, represent our most desirable source for experiences, knowledge, and thoughts. We fail without their involvement.

Leadership Team

OpenSMC is organized by a volunteer group of leaders. Reach us at hello@opensmc.tech, or join us on Slack

Core Leadership

  • Michelle Littlefield, Captain, Local Government Partner mlittlefield@opensmc.tech
  • John Ridener, Founder, Local Government Partner jridener@opensmc.tech

Project Launch

  • Greg Gladman, Delivery Lead ggladman@opensmc.tech

Website & Tools

  • Jessica Parsons jparsons@opensmc.tech

Interested in joining the leadership team? That’s great! Check out leadership roles here and reach out to one of the team for more information.

Our Partners

OpenSMC partners with San Francisco government and Bay Area non-profits to make our county work better. Here’s who we work with:

Interested in partnering with OpenSMC? Contact John or Michelle for more information.