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Urgent Call for Ideas -- and Programmers-- for Code4Country

From: Andrew H.
Sent on: Thursday, September 8, 2011 4:48 PM
Hi OpenNYers!  Please find below a brief call for civic apps ideas and
programmers for the Code4Country codeathon happening concurrently Sept
24/25 in Washington and Moscow.  Pls submit your ideas and also spread
the word-- it's a great chance to get a lot of developer cycles
applied to a range of multi-national civic problems:


Thanks! Best,



Urgent Call for Ideas -- and Programmers

Mark your calendars!  On September 24th and 25th an unprecedented
event is taking place: a codeathon bringing together programmers and
software engineers from both the U.S. and Russia to address challenges
of openness, transparency and accountability in both countries.

Code4Country is the first event of its kind--convened within the
framework of activities of the Bilateral Presidential Commission and
with support from civil society and the tech community. Code4Country
is about ordinary citizens working together across borders, and
building bridges between the U.S. and Russia by addressing common

What are the obstacles to transparency in your city, region or
country? Is there a Web-based or mobile solution that could help? How
can ordinary citizens use new technologies to make their governments
more open? Please describe your ideas here:

This is also a call for programmers, designers, engineers, techies,
activists and digital diplomats to come out to American University on
September 24th and 25th. You will have the chance to work with coders
in D.C. and in Moscow to brainstorm, code, mash up data and win prizes
for apps that promote openness and make data accessible to the
community.  Register at­.

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