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Code Across America ATX: A Civic Innovation Hackathon
Feb 25th, 10am-6pm+ @ Conjunctured, co-working space
See a map of participating cities.
Bring your curly brackets and compilers to consume all the new "open data" that the City of Austin has released. Let's turn transparency into forward-thinking solutions for the next generation of city government.
9:30 Coffee and bagels
10:00 Official Kickoff
6:00 Demos and prizes, celebration ensues.
Food, drinks, happy hour provided. Stay tuned to this page or sign up for our newsletter for updates on the event, project descriptions and more.
Many thanks to our sponsors over at Conjunctured!
Build Locally; Scale Nationally
We're focused on creating open source solutions, and will be implementing apps from other cities as well as creating new projects that can be used all over the country. See a list of some of our projects here. Anyone can pitch an idea or problem, and small groups form to brainstorm solutions and start writing code. We'll also have a comprehensive list of projects and resources that are good starting places.
Announcing: The Austin Data Portal
In Austin, we're excited to utilize the new data portal: data.austintexas.gov. City departments are releasing new datasets over the next couple weeks, in anticipation of the 25th. We'll have a series of projects we've handpicked from working within city hall and talking to community leaders over the past few weeks, and feel free to contact us to submit or request a data set, suggest a project or find out how you can help!
What do you do at a civic hackathon, anyway?
In a civic hackathon, we collaboratively build software that matters to our city, and other cities too. People who know and love technology (software developers, designers, students, etc.) come together with people who know and love urban issues (city officials, local organizations, community members and leaders). Still not sure what to expect? Check out a fellow's experience.
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