This week, Code for America will host the 4th annual Code Across — an organized set of civic hacking events hosted across the word. The goal is to activate the Code for America network of volunteers and inspire people everywhere to get involved in making their communities better.
In Salt Lake City, OpenSaltLake, will partner with Hack Night SLC to grow the community of technologists, designers, organizers, and committed residents working together to bring new technologies and design thinking into the way the public sector delivers information and services.
OpenSaltLake members will demo civic tech applications that other cities have built and share examples of the local open data available to work with as inspiration.
- Hack on their own projects
- Deploy a civic tech app locally
- Take on one of the Code Across Challenges
- Contribute to the 2015 Multi-City Innovation Campaign
- Help other communities through the Civic Tech Issue Finder
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Hope to see you there! Click here to RSVP.
About the Partners
- Hack Night SLC is a gathering of students, business people, software developers, server admins, and others in tech related fields to build a close-knit community and support and encourage local startups.
- OpenSaltLake is a Code for America Brigade created by local technologists, open government advocates, and data geeks with an interest in supporting and educating government staff and deploying technology tools to open, improve, and engage local governments.
- Code for America is a national nonprofit working toward a government of the people, by the people, in the 21st century through building open source technology and organizing a network of people committed to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use.