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A reminder about the 2016 National Day of Civic Hacking
On June 4, 2016, thousands of people from across the United States will come together for National Day of Civic Hacking. The event will bring together urbanists, civic hackers, government staff, developers, designers, community organizers and anyone with the passion to make their city better. They will collaboratively build new solutions using publicly-released data, technology, and design processes to improve our communities and the governments that serve them. Anyone can participate; you don’t have to be an expert in technology, you just have to care about your neighborhood and community.
The 2015 National Day of Civic Hacking was focused on making government work more effectively for everyone using Code for America’s Principles for 21st Century Government. There were six core themes:
- Climate. Bringing together extensive open data and design to develop data-driven planning and resilience tools for local communities.
- Disaster response. Leveraging government data and digital networks in support of disaster response and relief.
- Economic Development. Redesigning how workers, entrepreneurs, and businesses interacting with local government can foster the kind of growth that a whole community can participate in.
- Health. Building technology that puts the user first to make it easier and more affordable to feed, shelter, and treat those in need.
- Oceans. Providing real-time information to work smarter and more safely as we commit to address the challenges facing our oceans.
- Safety and Justice. Getting the right information to the right person at the right time in the right way to make our communities safer and more just.
The National Day of Civic Hacking is organized by Code for America
See more at http://hackforchange.org/