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What Civic Hacking Is All About

In case you missed it I'm co-organizing the Boulder Civic Hackfest coming up 6/1 & 6/2 as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking. Some people have asked me whether they belong at such an event because they don't code. The short answer: yes, you belong.

Not sure what civic hacking is?

Take a peek at this short video about civic hacking:

You belong if

  • You are not sure how you belong but want to be involved.
  • You are a citizen with thoughts on how technology can solve civic problems with open data. We need ideas for problems to solve!
  • You are an open data provider or other subject matter expert.
  • You are a developer evangelist for an API or service that developers may be interested in integrating into an application.
  • You are a developer who wants to hack on an open source project to make the world a better place.
  • You are a designer who wants to hack on an open source project to make the world a better place.

Register now

I'd love to see at the event - register for the Boulder Civic Hackfest here.

Thanks to Quick Left, dojo4, Adventure, and Rally Software for making this happen!