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Welina Mai !

We are a civic-minded volunteers team, interested in using technology
and open data to make our local communities better.

Please feel free to join us!

No coding experience required

Be part of our story

You can join anyMeetUp event and be part of the Code with Aloha team. We meet the first three Mondays of every month. Join us, even just to say Aloha!


Our focus

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Meet new people

Build with, not for. We are a community of people who are passionate about helping others. We are here to support each other and build together.

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Make a Difference

Nobody is coming to save us. It's up to us to impact our community and drive change. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

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Gain Experience

Gain experience as a beginner, pay it forward as a mentor. We help each other grow and together we make a difference in our community.

What to expect at a meeting

Meet & Greet

We start each meeting with a land acknowledgement, Code for Americaʻs Code of Conduct, and a full round of introductions including your name, where you are calling from and a question of the day.

Debrief on projects and announcements

We will share key milestones, updates, and blockers on projects as well as relevant news from Code for America including participating in national events such as Brigade Congress, National Day of Civic Hacking, and Code for America Summit. We also occasionally welcome guests and partners to share what they are working on so we can continue to learn about how to have impact in Hawaii.

Participate in breakout rooms

Each month the brigade selects a Focus Project that we all work on together as a brigade. We also work on developing several other projects in the background through our Discovery Track. Each meetup we create breakout rooms as needed to drive toward our milestones on the Focus Project or explore projects in our Discovery Track.

Our timeline

A brief history of Code with Aloha

  • 2009

    Humble beginnings

    Code for Hawaii was being born from idea to family.

  • 2011

    First Civic App Released

    We made it offical and released our first app aimed to help and improve our community.”

  • 2012

    Code for America

    Honolulu Organizes CityCamp 2012. That was the first local event to introduce Code for America, a national organization that aims to build open source technology and organize a network of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use.

  • August 2012

    Code for Hawaii joins the brigade!

    Code for Hawaii joins the inaugural cohort of Brigades along with Portland, ME; Austin; Boston; Lexington; Philly; Chicago; Denver; San Diego; Grand Rapids; Detroit; Arlington; Asheville; Oakland; Bend; Alexandria

  • 2015

    Leadership reboot

    Code for Hawaii welcomes a reboot and new leadership.

  • 2020

    Kaiulu Strategic Promise Developed

    Code for Hawaii develops Kaiulu Strategic Promise and clarifies strategic vision for the organization going forward!

  • June 2023

    Code for America Brigade Cancellation

    Code for America cancels the local brigades program. Code for Hawaii rebrands as Code With Aloha and joins many other previous brigades in the Alliance of Civic Technologists.

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Active projects

Here are some projects we are currently working on. Click on a project for details. If you have an idea for a civic project email us and let's make it happen!

Hawaii Zoning Atlas
Hawaii Zoning Atlas

An interactive map exploring how restrictive zoning laws can make it difficult to build diverse, affordable housing.

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity

A nonprofit organization that helps people in your community and around the world build or improve a place they can call home.


The HIERR (Hawaiʻi Economic Recovery & Resilience) Project aims to enable actions toward a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable economy.

Historical projects


Resource for Community Food Help


Publishes public records and request

Some of our clients

Hawaii Zoning AtlusThe Civil Beat - Law Center For Public Interest