The Civic Data Alliance will host the third National Day of Civic Hacking all day on Saturday, June 6. “Civic hacking” describes citizens working together to develop solutions for government and public problems. That may mean creating an app, working with open data, teaching digital skills or just brainstorming.
Come with your own project or join teams already working on projects.
This year’s event will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 252 E. Market St. Enter through the metal gate. The event has partnered with Code Louisville, which recently moved into new digs around the corner from the iHub building.
This will be the largest-ever national convening of civic hackers. The event is free and open to anyone, regardless of their technical expertise. Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop. The Civic Data Alliance will provide food and drinks.
“Events like the National Day of Civic Hacking provide new avenues for people to engage and get involved in their city,” said Pat Smith, one of the event organizers. “Technology has changed so many aspects of our personal and professional lives, and we need to come together more often for using these new tools to improve our civic lives.”
Current sponsors include Robert Half Technologies, Code Louisville, Arrow My Food, Your Mapper, Louie Watch, City Collaborative, and Lazarus LLC.
If you have questions, contact the event organizers: