Regional Open Data Programs
- Government & Politics
Join our local design and tech communities in a day of civic hacking at CityCamp Santa Cruz!
Help us build local applications, open up city and community data sources, and form networks that will help support community technology initiatives in the future.
CityCamps are set up like a one-day conference, where the participants set the agenda in the morning, work on projects all day, and come back in the evening to present findings and share progress. CityCamps have been held all over the world. Here in Santa Cruz, the day's focus will be on having fun as we build and improve web applications using open data from local government.
Local communities of "civic hackers" around the world are building powerful open source applications that help city governments connect with their citizenry. We know Santa Cruz has a great number of dedicated and innovative technologists and designers that care about the community -- and this is your chance to shine.
Code for America is a national nonprofit that partners with city governments to encourage technological innovation. This year, three Code for America Fellows -- Tamara, Jim, and Ruthie -- are collaborating with the City of Santa Cruz around clarifying and streamlining business permitting.
Santa Cruz is hosting one of eight CityCamps on Saturday February 25th as part of a Code for America's nationwide Code Across America initiative: http://codeforamerica.org/code-across-america/
We will use the funds collected to defray the cost of hosting the apps we build. Any remaining funds will be directed to the Central Coast Small Business Development Center at Cabrillo College.
Send any questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, and Tamara, Jim, or Ruthie will be in touch.
Code for America believes government can work for the people, by the people in the 21st century.
We build open source technology and organize a network of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use.
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