Hello fellow Hacks/Hackers! I thought some of you might be interested in this event happening this weekend: https://www.facebook.com/events/466967593381091/ I attended the Random Hacks of Kindness hackathon last June, and helped organize the most recent one in December. In June, there was a really cool journalism project that got hacked on in Atlanta, and in December, I know there were a few other Hacks/Hackers chapters that worked on journalism apps in their own towns. This time around, Atlanta is getting VIP treatment and the U.S. Census Bureau is sending down two staffers to help support any teams that might try to work with the American Community Survey and its data reach. I figure that in particular would probably interest a lot of you!
There's also a happy hour happening Friday, for anyone who want to just find out more, folks who need feedback to flesh out their idea for a project for this weekend, or people who just want to hang out with other hacks & hackers: https://www.facebook.com/events/619500944727927/
Curious but don't want to spend the whole weekend? No problem! Check out the pitches Saturday morning, and/or come out on Sunday afternoon to see the presentations & winners and join the Block Party to celebrate civic hacking and support the cause. All are welcome!
Event info (and free registration, so they know how much food to order): http://rhokatl-june-2013.eventbrite.com