National day of civic hacking slated for June 1-2


This weekend more than 6,000 individuals from businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies, as well as local citizens will come together to participate in 95 events throughout the United States as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH).

The effort is being spearheaded through Code for America Brigade and will include events held nationwide and has drawn sponsorship from big IT companies like Intel. Through Code for America’s Brigade program, civic-minded volunteers and technologists collaborate with their local government to enhance their communities through technology.

The National Day of Civic Hacking is the largest convening of civic hackers to ever assemble. The challenges that civic hackers will tackle this weekend will build on the data released by more than 20 federal agencies and local governments.

Following the event, on June 3 Code for America Brigade will start the Great American Civic Hack, a longer project to support civic hacking nationwide. The Great American Civic Hack runs from May 2013 to July 31, 2013 and is targeted at cleaning up the top civic repos and make them easy to redeploy everywhere.