Northern Virginia National Day of Civic Hacking 2015

When:
June 6, 2015 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
2015-06-06T08:00:00-04:00
2015-06-06T21:00:00-04:00
Where:
Durant Center
1605 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
USA
Cost:
Free

Code for America’s Northern Virginia Brigade is hosting our third National Day of Civic Hacking, a one day event June 6, 2015 from 8am till 9pm, with a pre-event social hour on Friday night, June 5.

Come join other civic engaged residents and technology enthusiasts – from industry, non-profit, government and education sectors – as we create exciting new civic-based applications, or further develop existing civic-based applications.

You’ll have the exciting opportunity to work with national data sets from federal agencies and local datasets and applications from the City of Alexandria and Arlington County. You can also win one of a kind prizes, and other cool techie toys from our sponsors.

Agenda:

7:30am – Doors Open, Registration & Breakfast starts

8:15am – Opening remarks

8:45am-10am – Challenge Presenations

10am-6pm – Project teams form and work on projects – Lunch will be provided at 12:30, and afternoon snacks around 4:30-5pm

6-7:30pm: Team presentations

7:30pm-8pm: Judges meet & deliberate

8-9pm: Awarding of prizes & special thanks to all attendees

 

What is civic hacking?

Don’t let the name fool you, “civic hacking” is when like-minded people get together to improve their community and government by sharing ideas and then working together to build solutions using technology. If you’re interested in working with other civically engaged residents on solutions, you’re a civic hacker.

 

Do I need to have technical skills?

No! We do need developers, but to build civic applications that change lives, we need everyone–people with subject matter expertise from local government, the nonprofit sector, marketing, communications, design, etc. But most importantly, we need civically engaged residents. In other words, we need you!

 

 

 

FAQs

 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No age limits, but if you’re under 18 years old, we will need your parent/guardian to sign a consent form for photos that will be published on our social media feeds.

 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Metro: Yellow/Blue Line to King Street-Old Town metro station.

Parking: The Old Town Pool has a parking lot that is connected to the Durant Center.  Free parking is available throughout this space.

 

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

You should bring your own laptop and a sense of virtual adventure.

 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Feel free to contact Nina with any questions nbaliga@codeforamerica.org

 

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