National Day of Civic Hacking
6/1/2013 - 6/2/2013
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Details: The White House Office of Science Technology and Policy has announced the National Day of Civic Hacking, which will take place June 1-2. The White House says the event marks the first time local developers from across the country will come together for such a purpose. The National Day of Civic Hacking is "an opportunity for software developers, technologists, and entrepreneurs to unleash their can-do American spirit by collaboratively harnessing publicly released data and code to create innovative solutions for problems that affect Americans," according to the White House. A coalition of organizations, companies, and government agencies will support the event and host activities nationwide. Federal agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Census Bureau, and the Department of Labor will offer specific challenges for hackers. Activities are open to anyone who wants to participate in the civic hacker community, regardless of their skills. The event will be held in conjunction with Random Hacks of Kindness and Code for America's Brigade meetings. The Innovation Endeavors' Super Happy Block Party will serve as its model.
Contact: RBTC