We are open, technologists, community driven.
We are Uncoded, Long Beach

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To cultivate a passionate, sharing, and inventive local tech culture through open, inclusive engagement with our community.


We imagine a city where each aspect of the community can foster technological growth and provides an openness to share initiatives, ideas, and software freely.

Our Initiative Pillar


Engage with civic, community, business and political institutions and organizations in order to generate support for and commitment to our tech community.


Foster events, projects, and programs to help teach marketable skills. Engage with LB City Parks & Rec, LBUSD, LBCC, CSULB and other organizations in order to identify and suggests programs where we could help each other. Engage with alternative educational programs and organizations to find areas we can help one another.


Engage with local tech businesses encouraging their involvement in our programs (presenters, venues, sponsorships) and give back to business by aligning our efforts to help educate community to meet their skillset needs.

Community & Networking

Active outreach to community networks by fostering innovative tech events championed by community leaders and volunteers. Actively promote our tech community in order to help it grow and further integrate it within our whole community.


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A weekly event, developers of all experience levels are encouraged to attend, learn from and share with one another. Hack Nights begin with introductions and sharing followed by a working session.

Tuesday @RebelBite

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WAPRO, an acronym for Web & Application Professionals, meets monthly to showcase our cool tech projects, share best practices, network with each other, help newcomers, and uphold the values of open source software (F/OSS). We strive to do this in a professional, relaxed, respectful, and open venue for all people in our community.

Next Event

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Join Uncoded and Long Beach's tech community for an evening of networking and conversation, focused on, well, tech. This networking is open to any and all working in, tinkering in or interested in technology in Long Beach and beyond.

First Thursdays Every Month

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By engaging community members, organizations and efforts in the entire process, particularly the concept and design of technology applications, Uncoded is implementing a new model of hacktivism and barnraisings focused first and foremost on expressed and identified community need.

Organizing Now

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NEXT /New, Emergent & eXpanding Technology/ —Uncoded is working with local angel investment groups to support periodic technology concept pitch events in Long Beach.

Organizing Now

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If you want to get involved in the tech community but don't know where to start, give some of the links in here a try! You'll find resources on coding, design, and business in here, with content for folks at any stage of the learning journey.

Start Learning

Initiatives We Support

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DC562 is the premier Westside/Southbay hacker community, supporting regular meetups and events in a talented and growth-focused community. Interests are diverse within the hacker spectrum with a heavy infosec focus. Member participation in events is heavily encouraged and enabled!

Come join us on IRC!

About US

Founded in June 2015, Uncoded is a volunteer organization with the aim to inspire, bring together, and ignite local tech community. We do that by identifying synergies that exist in the local tech scene, holding events and facilitating ongoing tech initiatives.

Because communication is key and because it's often difficult to get everyone together, transparency and openness are important guiding principles of how we operate. Since our inception, we have held open and public monthly board meetings;. we actively encourage participation from community. The agenda for our board meetings are open to public comment/suggestions. In addition, we've adopted policy documents tto help guide us. They are publicly available and we could use your help improving them ( by pull requests), or informally in the board slack channel ( sign-up here).

The most important thing “About Us” is YOU: our community, our volunteers, the folks that participate in the events we organize and initiatives we work on. Together, we make awesome community!

Uncoded Board Members

Shortly after our creation, we held elections for board positions. Our goal is to have annual or semi-annual elections, but we are still working to finish our charter. We actively work with other volunteers and tech professionals, to help us build and mentor community as well as enhance our structure & capabilities.

The members of our board organize events, lead initiatives, spend time figuring out geeky things to do, find venues to meet at, reach out to local tech leaders to connect with our community, and more. We value actions more than role titles and take it upon ourselves “to do”, which at it's core is what open community is all about.


Michael Evans, CPA


I am and accountant with a passion for technology. A general tinkerer, and an occasional coder.


Hector Soto


SD transplant, CISSP Specialist in Cybersecurity, and USMC Veteran. Leads initiatives to connect Tech in Long Beach area.


Mike Stewart


Entrepreneur, nerd, musician, craft-beer connoisseur with strong beliefs in the good of people and the power of ideas and community. Free software advocate.


Arthur Reeder

Linux nerd. Weekly host of Hack Night in #LBC. Open Source content creator.


Jacob Flores

Jacob is a poet, tech analyst, and artist. While always looking for new fields and mediums to learn, he finds teaching just as satisfying. With Uncoded, Jacob intends to bring workshops in science, tech, and design to the curious of Long Beach.

Learn More

We encourage you to learn about our ideas. If you would like to help us build a vibrant open tech community that can grow and organize organically, we welcome your input and involvement. If you have questions or suggestions please join us in slack or an upcoming meetup.

Uncoded Public Calendar (meetup.com)
Add our iCal feed to your calendar to stay up-to-date on our initiatives.
Uncoded Board Agenda
Access during our board meetings or review our past agenda.
Uncoded Shared Folder
Add our Shared Folder to your Google Drive.
Uncoded Invitation & Proposition
This document explains how Uncoded came to be, our vision, and some ways you can be involved. We welcome your feedback. The document has comment access open to everyone.

Get Involved