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Seattle Hackathon: Open Government

Lincoln Initiative

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM (PST)

Seattle Hackathon: Open Government

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Is it depressing that healthcare.gov cost us $1 billion? Shouldn’t we know how our taxpayer money is being spent and how decisions are being made? If you said yes, then join us!

Residents of Washington State have a long history of leading on open government efforts. Lincoln Labs will be hosting a hackathon, sponsored by Microsoft, to find solutions to one of the biggest problems facing our Republic: transparency.

Whether promoting an open dialogue about legislation or citizen oversight of federal contracts, this hackathon will provide innovators the opportunity build creative products within 24 hours to address critical challenges facing American governance and promote open government.

We Supply: Free food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), wifi, access to industry leaders, code samples, APIs, power cords, working space, and lots of caffeine to keep everyone buzzing.

You Bring: Your laptop, ideas & energy. Whether you are a backend person and code in Ruby/PHP/.NET or are a designer and only work with Illustrator, you are invited to attend this event.


6:00pm   On-site Registration Starts

7:00pm   Dinner & Networking

7:20pm   Welcome & Speakers

7:30pm   Pitch Ideas [Pre-determined during registration]

8:15pm   All Attendees Join a Team and Hacking Begins

Teams should take an inventory of skills. Be honest and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the 24hr challenge. Teams may stay and work as late as they wish.


9:00am     Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00am   Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)

12:00pm   Lunch

12:30pm   Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00pm     Gut check. Start prepping for presentations

5:00pm      Dinner


7:30pm      Judging & awards

8:30pm      Wrapup

9:00pm      Go home!

Have questions about Seattle Hackathon: Open Government? Contact Lincoln Initiative

When & Where

Microsoft - Building 92
15010 NE 36th Street
Redmond , WA 98052

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM (PST)

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Lincoln Initiative

Lincoln Initiative is made up of entrepreneurs and technologists who believe that technology and innovation are key ingredients to a more free society. Both online and offline, we actively bring together the most thoughtful minds from the worlds of tech, policy and politics to discuss how best to solve our biggest problems. We believe in the entrepreneurial spirit. We believe in optimistic and solutions-oriented thinking. Join us in building the largest community of individuals who desire to advance liberty in the public square with the use of technology.

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