We're inviting local government, community service organizations, citizens, software developers, and technology innovators to collaborate around civic technology challenges that, if met, will make us better together.
Come Friday to learn. Sit for an evening of inspiring talks, movies and demos.
Come Saturday to participate. Enjoy the views from the 20th floor for "civic hacking" activities and breakout sessions.
Attend one event or both. Registration is free and open to the public.
Sheila Dugan will talk about digital literacy and EveryoneOn, where she is responsible for communicating their mission to get everyone online.
Waldo Jaquith will tell us why open government data and civic hacking matter and how our local governments and citizens can use open data to improve their lives.
Andreas Addison will share stories from inside the Office of the Mayor at City Richmond, where he is dedicated full time to civic innovation.
Work with your local officials to create an open data policy, or draft an implementation plan or accountability structure for a recently passed policy.
Work with or lobby a school system to publish their real time bus location data on the web.
Work with crime data publishers, journalists and civic leagues to make crime data easier to discover.
Redeploy one or more Open Budget apps in one or more cities to feature on gov web site(s), ex. vbgov.com/budget
The White House petition site has transformed the way constituents are heard by their elected officials. Redeploy petitions technology for Hampton Roads.
Help provide easier ways for citizens to use public health inspection data.
Take stock of where your city stands on publishing some fundamental datasets.
Skillset: Lobbying, Policy
Create scrapers to pull down important civic information to feed the Open Civic Data API.
Skillset: Coding, Data Analysis
Contribue your local knowledge to the Hampton Roads LocalWiki. Class on Saturday at 10:15am (30min)
Skillset: Writing, Photography, Videography
Learn how to get your civic league or community organization up and running on WordPress. Class on Saturday at 2pm (45min).
Skillset: Basic Web Hosting, Blogging
Join a group of people to ride the bus singing the praises of HRTB.us and passing out stickers.
Skillset: Design, Marketing, Promotions, Social Media
Make the ultimate mobile app for VB Parks & Rec data.
Skillset: Coding, Writing, Design
Help make routes for local art, architecture, history and more.
Skillset: Writing, Coding, Design
Fork the open data survey published by Open Twin Cities. Market the survey to local and state elected officials and candidates for office. Publish the results.
Deploy and maintain Adopt-a app so people can adopt storm water drains. Adopt storm water drains using the app.
Skillset: App Deployment, Environmental Cleanup
"Civic hackers" as we think about it for the National Day of Civic Hacking are technologists, civil servants, designers, entrepreneurs, engineers - anybody - who is willing to collaborate with others to create, build, and invent to address challenges relevant to our neighborhoods, our cities, our states and our country.
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Beyond Transparency is a call to action for local governments, civic technologists, and the community “to examine what is needed to build an ecosystem in which open data can become the raw materials to drive more effective decision-making and efficient service delivery, spur economic activity, and empower citizens to take an active role in improving their own communities.”
We are a Code for America Brigade, which means we're volunteers that contribute our talents toward improving the way our local governments and community organizations use the web. Brigade is about action and you're here because you are someone who takes action.
Coders, designers, marketers, government staff, innovators — anyone with the passion to make their city and the region better.
Work on a challenge, come to see our great speakers, or participate in our activies
There are many ways to Code Across
Help us make Code Across Hampton Roads Awesome, all proceeds from donations will go towards the event to cover costs for food, materials and prizes.
Donations to Code for America, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, are tax deductible.