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The Great Montgomery Hackathon

Montgomery County Civic Federation

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM - Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM (EST)

Bethesda, MD

The Great Montgomery Hackathon

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Whether you are a developer, designer, or have some other skills, we'd love to have you attend.
Ended Free  

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Join us to help improve Montgomery County!

We'll be bringing together developers, designers, engaged citizens and more to work on projects that have a positive impact on the county. Whether this is your first hackathon or hundredth, whether you write code or rarely touch a computer we need your help!


Projects Ideas


In order to maximize the efficiency of the hackathon, we've worked with local civic organizations to identify three projects to focus on:


  • Transit - Help us build a multilingual mobile web app that will help people find Ride On bus stops as quickly and easily as possible.
     
  • Demographics - Create a tool to help people location important areas and locations on a map and find out the demographic makeup of the area using data from the US Census Bureau.
     
  • Public Information - Start a service that will help people submit Maryland Public Information Act requests (the Maryland version of FOIA requests) and track the responses, opening up them up to the public.

  • Follow the Money - We will be taking State of Maryland annual lobbying reports that are in PDF documents and putting them in a searchable database. If you don't know how to code or design, but still want to pitch in, this is the project for you!

Don't feel like you will be limited to just these projects. If you have a burning passion to work on something else, come and hack with us anyway!

Don't know how to write code or design? We'll have a number of tasks that even the most non-technical people can help out with!

 

Schedule


Saturday

  • 9:30am - 10am: light breakfast and coffee
  • 10am - 11am: welcome and project introductions
  • 11am - 3pm: working!
  • 3pm - 4pm: afternoon checkup and project statuses
  • 5pm: wrap-up for the day

Sunday

  • 9:30am - 10am: light breakfast and coffee
  • 10am - 10:30am: welcome and recap of Saturday
  • 10:30am - 2pm: working!
  • 2pm - 3pm: project review, next steps, and wrap-up

 

Other Information


Food

We'll be providing a light breakfast (bagels?) and coffee each morning. We'll also provide lunch with vegetarian options. Beverages will be available throughout the day.


Internet and Power

The venue has Wi-Fi. We'll be providing plenty of power strips and extension cords.

 

Sponsorship


Graciously sponsored by:

Have questions about The Great Montgomery Hackathon? Contact Montgomery County Civic Federation

When & Where



Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814

Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 9:30 AM - Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM (EST)


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Organizer

Montgomery County Civic Federation

The Montgomery County Civic Federation works to preserve and improve the quality of life for all current and future residents of Montgomery County, Maryland. Since its founding in 1925, the volunteers of the MCCF have committed themselves to providing an effective citizen voice to government policy makers, both elected and appointed.

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