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Hack Austin presented by The City of Austin + Galvanize

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Galvanize

119 Nueces St.

Austin, TX 78701

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As democratic citizens, it's our responsibility to participate in civic engagement. Now, more than ever, data can help us improve how we design the future of our city.

Data enthusiasts and engineers will unite to tackle strategic initiatives for the City of Austin December 8-10 at Galvanize. If you want to impact the future of Austin, your opportunity is now!

The City of Austin will focus on outcomes for HEALTH and SAFETY. Participants will have access to data from the City of Austin's various departments and a technical expert all weekend. A 3-5 minute demo from each team will be presented on Sunday to a panel of judges.

TOPICS:

Health

  • How to optimize physical health within the City of Austin
  • How to improve mental and behavioral health for Austinites

Safety

  • How to improve emergency response times within the City
  • Analyze what factors may contribute to officer involved shootings

Schedule:

Friday, 8 December:

6:00 PM Kickoff event starts

6:30 PM Presentation of topics

7:15 PM Group formation

8:00 PM Event ends and hacking begins!

Saturday, 9 December:

9:00 AM: Galvanize opens for participants, techincal experts will be available

5:00 PM: Technical experts leave for the day

Sunday, 10 December:

10:00 AM: Galvanize opens for participants, techincal experts will be available

3:00 PM: Final demos submitted. Presentations, judging, and winners announced.



History

The Austin City Council on April 5, 2017, affirmed a vision and six outcomes to guide the City of Austin over the next 3 to 5 years. These, along with indicators below, establish a framework for developing the City of Austin's adaptive strategic plan.


Our Vision (from Imagine Austin):

Austin is a beacon of sustainability, social equity, and economic opportunity; where diversity and creativity are celebrated; where community needs and values are recognized; where leadership comes from its citizens, and where the necessities of life are affordable and accessible to all.

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