The 2014 ATX Hack for Change will take place May 31 and June 1 on the St. Edwards University Campus.
What is Hack for Change?
In January of 2013, the White House declared June 1st as the National Day of Civic Hacking. The event would serve to “bring together citizens, software developers, and entrepreneurs together to collaboratively create, build, and invent new solutions using publicly-released data, code and technology to improve our communities and the governments that serve them.”
This year is Austin’s second annual National Day of Civic Hacking event and celebration of civic hacking. Throughout the weekend, participants can look forward to enjoying local food, drinks, networking, and prizes.
Who Should Attend?
The event is open to everyone, but you may find the ATX Hack for Change particularly interesting if you are a developer, tech enthusiast, programmer, designer, data analyst, or information architect. This is the perfect opportunity for you to connect with government agencies, non-profits, and civic leaders from the Austin community.
What Will You Do?
Local innovation leaders will present “hack-ready pitches for the tools they need to fulfill their mission.” Then, you select a project that fits your skill set and interests. Projects will cover a diverse range of social and civic issues-from environmental protection to public transit to open government.