On June 4, 2016, thousands of people from across the United States will come together for National Day of Civic Hacking. The event will bring together urbanists, civic hackers, government staff, developers, designers, community organizers and anyone with the passion to make their city better. They will collaboratively build new solutions using publicly-released data, technology, and design processes to improve our communities and the governments that serve them. Anyone can participate; you don’t have to be an expert in technology, you just have to care about your neighborhood and community.
The Albuquerque event is being organized by Code for Albuquerue. Details are still taking shape, but we'll keep this page updated. We'll have a morning event from 9am to 1pm, and if there is sufficient interest we will extend the event into the afternoon. We're tentatively planning the following activities:
- A mini-hackathon, led by Code for ABQ, focused on cloning several small civic hacking projects from other cities and redeploying them here in Albuquerque.
- The debut meetup of MaptimeABQ, our new local chapter of Maptime. "Maptime is an open learning environment for all levels and degrees of knowledge, offering intentional educational support for the beginner. Maptime is simultaneously flexible and structured, creating space for mapping tutorials, workshops, ongoing projects with a shared goal, and independent/collaborative work time. Beginners most welcome!"
- A screening area airing a curated series of documentary films and TED talks about open data, civic hacking, open source software, participatory governance, and more.