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FYI - White House gears up for second 'hackathon'

Lorne
NoirFlux
Mottville, NY
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The White House is looking for hackers, tech experts and developers to participate in its second Hackathon on June 1. The goal is to produce "full, production-ready applications and visualization tools" that will be used on the We the People petitioning system under an open-source license.

This Hackathon coincides with National Day of Civic Hacking, in which thousands of civic-minded activists and hackers will come together nationwide to build tools for the public's greater good. It also represents a chance for the White House to build on the successes of its first-ever Hackthon, which was held in February. "The last time we did this, it was a huge success," said deputy director of Online Platform for the Office of Digital Strategy, Peter Welsch, in a White House blog post.

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