Coding for Community: A civic tech competition to solve local issues
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Coding for Community: A civic tech competition to solve local issues

Coding for Community: A civic tech competition to solve local issues

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Coding for Community (CfC) is the first of its kind, state-wide civic tech competition in New Jersey. We're matching techies up with actual local needs from municipalities across the state so that real solutions for local sustainability and public engagement issues can be developed through data and other technologies.

The competition kicked off with an all day event on Jan 27th in Newark where the list of potential projects were announced. If you weren't at this event, you can still participate. Registering will allow us to keep you posted through March 3rd, the deadline for teams to enter into the competition.

View the list of potential projects here. Teams may choose from this curated list of municipal needs and work directly with the municipality or organization to build a solution. Teams that submit a project proposal form by March 3rd will compete to win up to $8,000 and other prizes!

View the CfC Rules & Waiver for the full competition details.

  • Techies: You will be asked to indicate whether you need to be paired with a team when you register. We will do our best to match you with a team if you do not attend the kick off through our CfC Slack channel. In order to qualify to compete, you must register and your team must submit a project proposal form by March 3, 2017, 11:59EST.
  • Municipalities: Submissions must be made via the CfC website by February 12th in order to be considered in the competition. Participants will be choosing projects from the regularly updated list through that deadline. Municipalities that provide support to the 1st or 2nd place winners will win money for their town. In order to participate in CfC, municipalities must be participating in the Sustainable Jersey program.

Learn more at cfc.sustainablejersey.com.


And of course, we'd like to thank those who are making CfC possible:

Competition Sponsor AT&T

Collaborating Partners: City of Newark / City of Jersey City / Code for Trenton / Code for Jersey City / Code for Princeton / OpenGov / New Jersey Innovation Institute / New Jersey Institue of Technology / Sustainable Princeton / New Brunswick Office of Innovation / HackerNest

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