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Hack for Change – a civic hackathon on June 1

Mike L.
user 49738862
Group Organizer
Seattle, WA
Hi all,

Passing this along from Seth Vincent:

I wanted to let you know about an upcoming event called Hack for Change on June 1 at the Seattle City Hall.

It is a hackathon focused on creating apps and data visualizations using open gov data, and solving problems for area non-profits using technology.

I'm wondering if anyone involved with Geo Seattle would be interested in participating. There will definitely be a focus on working with geodata, and it would be great to have folks involved with past experience doing geospatial work in Seattle.

The morning of June 1 we'll be doing pitches for technology/data/civics challenges, then people will break up into teams to work on the challenges.

You can sign up for the event here: http://www.meetup.com/Code-for-Seattle/events/113040382/­

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, and will be held downtown at City Hall.

Feel free to email me or call me at 360.359.6928[/url].

More about the event: http://codeforseattle.org/hackforchange/­

It's part of a national event: http://hackforchange....­

Let me know what you think.

Thanks,
Seth Vincent
Pat T.
user 16012721
Seattle, WA
Post #: 3
At the most recent local OpenStreetMap mapping session (see http://www.meetup.com...­, we were talking about doing Seattle-area map work at the National Day of Civic Hacking (a.k.a. Hack for Change). We could join up with the OSM folks to work on mapping.

The hackathon is now also an official Random Hacks of Kindness (http://rhok.org...­) event -- RHoK Global and the National Day of Civic Hacking were set on the same days so sites could work on challenges from either source.

And after the main event at City Hall on Saturday, and continuing on Sunday, anyone who wants can continue hacking (or mapping) down at Jigsaw Renaissance (http://jigren.org...­) in the International District.

-- Pat
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