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Code Switch 2019

Techquity, Software for Good & Open Twin Cities

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM (CDT)

Code Switch 2019

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Hackathon Attendee Ended $10.00 $2.24

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We want to make this event accessible to all financial situations and we understand that sometimes the ticket cost--even if it's nominal--can be a burden. If you need assistance with the cost of your ticket, we have scholarships available. Please contact us:



Have you ever had an idea to strengthen your community? Do you have a desire to use your skills or knowledge to solve critical social problems?



A two-day civic hackathon where community members connect to co-create solutions that disrupt inequity. Yes, Code Switch is for everyone. Code Switch is for you. We are looking for techies AND non-techies — from developers to entrepreneurs, artists, educators, business professionals, concerned citizens, everyday people and more!



You will work on a team to ideate and prototype a solution that helps solve a pressing problem in your community. There is good food, folks and fun!



We believe everyone has a role to play in improving our communities, and Code Switch provides that opportunity. JOIN US and leverage your knowledge and skills to reduce the gaps that exist in Minnesota. Gain a broader and deeper understanding of the issues we face and use inclusion, objective data and technology to co-create solutions that will lead to a higher quality of life for ALL Minnesotans.



Code Switch is an opportunity for you to join others to discuss disparities across important quality of life topics and come up with solutions. There are multiple ways to address the challenge. Here are the focus areas:

  • Lifelong Learning — success for all families — comprehensive, accessible community support systems to improve education outcomes
  • Economic Justice and Inclusion — thriving cities and regions — all residents have access to jobs, entrepreneurship, safe and affordable housing, education and transportation
  • Community First Public Safety — safe communities — a justice system that is responsive, fair and works for all




  • Registration — 8:00 a.m.

  • Welcome and kickoff — 9:00 a.m.

  • Panel discussion with community experts — 9:30 a.m.

  • Breakout rooms for deeper dives on issues — 11 a.m.

  • Working lunch with breakout rooms — 12 p.m.

  • Project teams form and pitch ideas — 1 p.m.

  • User-centered design activities — 2 p.m.

  • Research and project work — 3 p.m.

  • Venue closes — 6 p.m.



  • Check in — 8 a.m.

  • Project work with teams — 9 a.m.

  • Lunch — 12 p.m.

  • Work on final presentation — 2 p.m.

  • Final presentation and judging — 3 p.m.

Watch our video to get a preview of what to expect at Code Switch:

Have questions about Code Switch 2019? Contact Techquity, Software for Good & Open Twin Cities

When & Where

370 Wabasha St N
Saint Paul, MN 55102

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM (CDT)

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