Code for Boston 2019 Hackathon

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Please join Code for Boston for a day of civic hacking at our 2019 Hacakthon event on April 6th and 7th. Taking place on Saturday at the Jobcase offices in Cambridge, this year’s event will feature a community-focused hackathon to kick off a new set of Code for Boston projects with our government and community partners.

We can't wait to see you all for a couple days of collaboration, problem solving, and civic hacking!

Should I come to the Hackathon?

Yes! This hackathon is for urbanists, civic hackers, government staff, developers, designers, community organizers, technologists, data scientists, engaged citizens, and anyone with the passion to make their city better. We invite you to join us as we work together to make positive change in our community!

What will we be doing at the Hackathon?

Our goal is to bring together government folks, technologists, and regular citizens to start working on local problems in their communities, facilitated by open data. The Code for Boston team will be working with local government, non-profit, and community partners to help generate project ideas.

At the event, attendees will form teams to work on those ideas. After forming groups, teams will spend the rest of the day developing their idea together. We expect that outputs will take many forms: one team may develop a map-based data visualization, another may create a set of wireframes, and a third may come up with a business plan for a new non-profit or civic startup. After the event, we'll invite all attendees to come to our weekly Code for Boston hack nights to continue working on their projects.

We want all the good ideas you can come up with, no matter what the format!


Saturday April 6th

9:30 - 10:00 - Doors open!
10:00 - 10:15 - Welcome presentation from Code for Boston team
10:15 - 10:30 - Project Pitches
10:30 - 11:30 - Workshops & Open Hacking
11:30 - 12:30 - Open Hacking
12:30 - Lunch
12:30 - 4:00 - Open hacking
4:00 - 4:30 - Outputs and next steps

Sunday April 7th

9:30 - 10:00 Breakfast Mingling
10:00 - 10:15 Brief Remarks
10:15: - 12:00 Hacking
12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 1:30 Last Bits of Hacking + Put Together Presentation
2:00 - 3:00 Presentations

A logistical note…

All Code for Boston events are on the record by default. Participants should be made aware that they may be quoted, photographed, videotaped and otherwise recorded. Exceptions must be agreed to by all parties present in a conversation in order for the conversation to be off the record.

Additionally, all Code for Boston events are governed by our Code of Conduct.

I have other questions, ideas, or partnership opportunities for the Hackathon!

Awesome! Here's how we can hook up:

  • If you are interested in making a financial contribution, donating a meal, or other forms of sponsorship: Contact Alex(

  • If you have a general question not covered here: Contact

Our Thanks

This hackathon would not be possible without support from the following organizations:

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About Code for Boston

Part of the Code for America Brigade network, Code for Boston is a volunteer group of developers, designers, data geeks, and citizen activists who use creative technology to solve civic and social problems in the Greater Boston area.

Part mission-driven non-profit, part technology meetup, part advocacy group, part social club, we provide a way for citizens to give back to their communities by building civic applications, opening public data sources, and generally helping to leverage technology for use in the public sphere.

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