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.
What's the format?
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.
Why hold this event?
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.
Who is Code for America?
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/
Where does the registration fee go?
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.
What's the schedule?
- 8am - 9am: Breakfast & registration
- 9am - 10am: Kickoff remarks, networking, team formation
- 10am - 12:30pm: Morning work session
- 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch
- 1:30pm - 2pm: Lightning talks and skillshares
- 2pm - 5pm: Afternoon work session
- 5pm - 6pm: Pitches (show off what you've built!) and closing remarks
- 6pm - onward: Find a nearby bar for happy hour
I have another question?
Send any questions or comments to email@example.com, and Tamara, Jim, or Ruthie will be in touch.
Thanks to our sponsors!
When & Where
Code for America
Founded in 2009, Code for America (CfA) is a national nonprofit that partners with local governments and citizens to foster civic innovation. By working to reinvigorate civic participation, accelerate the civic startup marketplace, facilitate collaboration between government leaders, and build new tools that enhance and strengthen communities, CfA is helping governments solve old problems in new ways. CfA is working towards a government by the people, for the people, that works in the 21st Century.