The National Science Foundation, The City of Alexandria, Arlington County and Code for America's Northern Virginia Brigade have teamed up to host a National Day of Civic Hacking event June 1 and 2 (Saturday and Sunday 8am - 4pm). 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 get a rare chance to work with national data sets from the National Science Foundation and local datasets and applications from the City of Alexandria and Arlington County in a true local-national government partnership effort by all the partners.
When: June 1 and June 2, 8am to 4pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Nationa Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA, near the Ballston Metro
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, we'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 wiith 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!
National Science Foundations offices at 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA, near the Ballston Metro. Meals and refreshments will be provided.