National Day of Civic Hacking: Norfolk
Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
National Day of Civic Hacking Event for Norfolk, Virginia
Get involved and make a difference in your community.
Follow the live blog @ http://www.siliconanchornews.com/blog/category/hack-for-change-2/
National Day of Civic Hacking is a national event that will take place June 1-2, 2013, in cities across the nation. The event will bring together citizens, designers, software developers, and entrepreneurs from all over the nation to collaboratively create, build, and invent new solutions using publicly-released data, code and technology to solve challenges relevant to our neighborhoods, our cities, our states and our country.
National Day of Civic Hacking will provide citizens an opportunity to do what is most quintessentially American: roll up our sleeves, get involved and work together to improve our society.
The event will leverage the expertise and entrepreneurial spirit of those outside federal, state and local government to drive meaningful, technology-based solutions for federal, state and local government. It demonstrates what's possible when we all work together to strengthen our society and our lives. YOU can make a difference no matter where you live.
Think Global, Hack Local.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What will we be doing?
Working on challenges, organizing the community, and discussing what we can do to impact change on a local, regional, and national level.
I don't code or design?
You don’t have to be a coder or a designer to participate in National Day of Civic Hacking. Here’s a sample list of other Brigade activities in which you can participate:
- Draft and publish open data strategy for your city
- Source challenges by conducting interviews, creating and publishing challenge briefs
- Being Subject Matter Experts about your community and issues
- Liberate public data from closed systems
What Should I bring?
A combination of the following:
- Tablet or Mobile Device
- Pen, paper, anything you need to be constructive
- Friend(s) or Family
- A civic hacking attitude!
http://hackforchange.org/ for more information.
Local Sponsoring Partners
When & Where
Code for America: Old Dominion Brigade
students interested in engaging community and government and participating in the Gov 2.0 and civic hacking revolution.