Get Started

New to OpenSMC?

First time at a civic tech hack night? Here’s some ways to get started.

  • Check out our current projects. Introduce yourself to the team and ask how you can help.
  • Start a discussion about a new project idea. It’s good to talk about it first to see if anything similar has been built already.
  • Help us research the quality of San Mateo Conuty’s Open Data on the national open data census.
  • Help us give some User Experience advice for important online city services for San Mateo County at We have connections to the County departments that can use your advice to improve these services.
  • Code for San Mateo County anytime by helping us with our open GitHub Issues: