Northern Virginia National Day of Civic Hacking National Science Foundation - 2 Day Event
Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
The National Science Foundation, The City of Alexandria, Arlington County and Code for America's Northern Virginia Brigade have teamed up to host a National Day of Civic Hacking 2 day event June 1 and 2 (8am - 4pm Saturday and 8am - 2pm Sunday). Come join other civic engaged residents and technology enthusiasts - from industry, non-profit, government and education sectors - as we create exciting new civic-based applications, or further develop existing civic-based applications.
You'll get a rare chance to work with national data sets from the National Science Foundation and local datasets and applications from the City of Alexandria and Arlington County. You can also win one of a kind prizes from the NSF
When: June 1 and 2 (8am - 4pm Saturday and 8am - 2pm Sunday)
Where: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA (near the Ballston Metro).
Space is limited. Register early and you'll receive an Amazon Web Services $100 gift certificate *you must sign in on Saturday at the NSF to receive
What is civic hacking?
Don't let the name fool you, "civic hacking" is when like-minded people get together to improve their community and government by sharing ideas and then working together to build solutions using technology. If you're interested in working with other civically engaged residents on solutions, we're a civic hacker.
Do I need to have technical skills?
No! We do need developers, but to build civic applications that change lives, we need everyone--people wiith subject matter expertise from local government, the nonprofit sector, marketing, communications, design, etc. But most importantly, we need civically engaged residents. In other words, we need you!
Register to improve our community today!
National Science Foundations offices at 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA, near the Ballston Metro. Refreshments will be provided.