ATX Hack for Change

St. Edward's University, SXSW, Open Austin

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

Austin, TX

ATX Hack for Change

Registration Information

Type End     Quantity
Hacker
Coders, graphic designers, information architects, UX designers, copywriters, data junkies, project managers all wanted!
May 31, 2014 Free  
Project Champion
Don't forget - one Project Champion from every group / project must submit an idea at atxhackforchange.org in order to be included in the opening session.
May 31, 2014 Free  
Opening Session / Closing Presentation Attendee
Curious about what the hacker community can do? Just want to come check out the pitches and/or the presentations, but not planning on staying for the whole weekend? Join us!
May 31, 2014 Free  

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Event Details

It’s Austin's second annual celebration of civic hacking! We’re excited to continue this young tradition of tapping into Austin’s hacker community to create tools and apps that amplify social action deep in the heart of Texas.

Are you a programmer, designer, developer, data wrangler, CIS professional, UX designer, information architect, copywriter, or general tech enthusiast? Let us connect you with with non-profits, government agencies, and civic leaders from your community for a weekend of action-packed, high-energy hacking, snacking, and good will.

Local civic and nonprofit leaders will present hack-ready pitches for the tools they need to fulfill their mission as agents of change in Austin. All you have to do is choose a challenge that fits your skill set, passions, and curiosity. Projects will address a wide variety of social and civic issues: anything from public transit to feeding the hungry, from helping protect the environment to promoting government transparency.

While you hack away for the public good, enjoy delicious, locally sourced meals and snacks, as well as the chance to win raffle prizes every day.

Let's roll up our sleeves and do some good.

Weekend schedule:

FRIDAY 5.30 Social Event @ thirteen23 (optional)
7:00 – 10:00 pm | Meet & greet, brainstorming, team building

SATURDAY 5.31 @ St. Edward’s University Campus, Ragsdale Center
8:30 am | Check In Opens, Breakfast
9:00 am | Project Idea Pitches
10:00 am – Midnight | Development & Teamwork
1:00 pm | Lunch / Stand-up
6:30 pm | Dinner / Stand-up
Midnight | End of day one

SUNDAY 6.1 @ St. Edward’s University Campus, Ragsdale Center
9:00 am | Breakfast
9:30 am – 6:00 pm | Development & Teamwork
12:00 pm | Lunch / Stand-up
5:00 pm | Coding Stops; Assemble Demos & Presentations
6:00 pm | Presentations and Feedback, voting for Audience Favorite
Members of the winning Audience Favorite project team will receive free badges to SXSW Interactive 2014!

ATX Hack for Change

Have questions about ATX Hack for Change? Contact St. Edward's University, SXSW, Open Austin

When & Where



St. Edward's University
3001 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 6:00 PM (CDT)


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  News and Updates
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 8:37 AM

Exciting news! At the end of the weekend, after much good-will hacking and creativity, our noble hackers will present their work to the public. The audience in attendance will vote on their favorite project and the members of the winning Audience Favorite project team will all receive free badges to SXSW Interactive 2015! Many thanks to South by Southwest for providing this awesome award to our hard-working hackers who make it possible to achieve change through code!

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