Do you live in Orlando?
Do you want to help make the city better?
Do you know how to take action?
Your City Needs You!
Join Code for Orlando on Saturday, September 21st for a day dedicated to creating meaningful change for the Orlando community.
For 2019’s National Day of Civic Hacking, we will be hosting a hackathon in which creative minds come together to help address problems that matter and make Orlando more awesome. The free event will take place at StarterStudio in downtown Orlando, kicking off at 9am.
This event isn’t just for coders. Whether technical or not, all areas of expertise are encouraged- from developers, designers and project managers to government employees, data scientists and more. Our National Day of Civic Hacking event offers participants an inclusive and collaborative space to work on projects that make a difference. We need everyone for this one!
If you are a company/organization interested in supporting the hackathon, please contact our core leadership team at [masked]. You can also make a contribution at our donation page: http://bit.ly/donatecfo
Code for Orlando, a local Code for America brigade, brings the community together to improve Orlando through technology. We are a group of “civic hackers” from various disciplines who are committed to volunteering our talents to make a difference in the local community through technology. We unite to improve the way the community, visitors, and local government experience Orlando.
BEFORE YOU COME
Join our Slack Team: https://cfo-slack-invite.herokuapp.com/ (http://bit.ly/cfoslack)
Pre-install any technology stack peripherals you might need.
-Anything else you might need to make something awesome!
We will provide:
Breakfast & Coffee!
Free Wifi / ethernet access
StarterStudio is located in the Church Street Exchange Building. Parking is available in the garages and surface parking lots near the venue for a small fee. Garland Ave lot is the closest, right across the street. It’s typically $2 per hour.
Check-in + breakfast. Get to know your fellow civic hackers and get energized for our day ahead.
National Day of Civic Hacking begins! Code for Orlando will welcome everyone and set the tone and expectations for the day ahead. We will talk about our community problems and go over how to participate in the day.
It's time to find your teammates and workspace! We will organize into groups and find a space to assemble in. Discuss the problem statements with your team and see which one you want to tackle. Spend this time discussing a solution to your problem statement and coming up with a plan for what to build.
Time to get to work! Break out tasks for your project and make sure everyone is pushing forward. The bulk of the work happens at this time so keep your team energized and working toward your solution.
Lunch and get to know our fellow civic hackers even more. Take as long or as little as you wish for lunch. Some of us will no doubt need to be peeled away from our work for sustenance!
Begin to wrap up projects and identify who in your group will present your solution. This is a good time to put together slides to show your project or make sure your demo is working. Give yourself time to practice and be proud of what you've built.
We will begin a presentation of everything we have created! We will get to see what each group has built and share our experiences. The event will close at 6pm, but the efforts of civic hackers will never die!
If there is interest, we can socialize on or around Church Street at some awesome local bars and pubs!