Code for America sends Fellows to cities to help local governments do more with technology.Now, we've launched Brigade to help everyone make their cities better with technology. We're coming to PDX!
- Who: Rebooting Democracy Folk, Civic Hackers, , City Reps, Developers, Designers, etc — anyone with the passion to make Portland better!
- Where: Geoloqi HQ (920 SW 3rd Ave #400). Our civic-minded friends at GeoLoqi have graciously agreed to host our civic rabble.
- When: April 22nd, 10am-3pm. *Lunch will be provided.*
- What do you do at civic hackathon, anyway? At a civic hackathon, people who know and love technology (software developers, designers, entrepreneurs, etc.) come together with people who know and love urban issues (city staff, local organizations, community members and leaders) to use technology and their collective skills to build solutions that matters to our city, and other cities too.
There's food, smart people, and networking opportunities. It’s an opportunity to make a difference with skills you know, hone some you’ve forgotten, and maybe even acquire some new ones. Still not sure what to expect? Check out a Fellow's experience.
Code for America led project: Finding out information from city government shouldn’t be difficult.
Imagine a tool that allows citizens to stay informed about the city issues they care about most.The CfA team will focus on building an app that aggregates all public information—such as hearings, elections, city hall meetings and more—and allows individuals to easily digest and filter that information, and provide input on those topics that interest them. Ideally, the app’s functionality would allow you too
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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.