National Day of Civic Hacking

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The National Day of Civic Hacking ( is a nationwide event to build innovative civic projects planned in coordination with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and will be supported by a number of federal, state and local agencies.

Portland is hosting two Civic Hack-a-thons in celebration of this national day. Join us for a joint kick-off event to celebrate, get inspired, and hear more about each hack-a-thon. There’s all kinds of dreaming, creating, and hacking you can be part of!

Kick-off Party Details:

Date: Friday, May 30th
Location: Epicodus, Time: 6pm - 9pm

Snacks sponsored by Urban Airship

RSVP for the Kick-off Party here!

Northwest Hack-a-thon

Portland’s Northwest Hack-a-thon will focus on direct collaboration with nonprofits, public agencies, and organizations in Portland. Sit down with the people serving our community and help them solve the tough problems and address the needs they face everyday. See your work have real-world impact right before your eyes and help build a lasting community that is passionate about finding technological solutions to shared problems in our city.

The Northwest Hack-a-thon is hosted by Code for Portland, a brigade of Code for America and sponsored by North, Epicodus, Fine Design, and ESRI.

Northwest Hack-a-thon Details:

Date: Saturday, May 31st and Sunday, June 1st
Location: North, 1515 NW 19th Ave.
Saturday, 10am - 5pm
(folks can stay late if they're still going)
Sunday, 10am - 3pm
Closing Demo+Party! 12pm - 3pm

If people want to, we can head over to Zidell Yards together on Saturday for a party on the waterfront to celebrate our projects.

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Southwest Hack-a-thon

Portland’s Southwest Hack-a-thon will focus on better planning of urban areas. Join us in imagining what our Portland of the future will look like with new models of innovation, community, and economic development. Bring your ideas and be part of the creative innovation that makes Portland unique.
The Southwest Hack-a-thon is sponsored by Intel and hosted at Zidell Yards in Southwest portland.

Southwest Hack-a-thon Details:

Date: Saturday, May 31st and Sunday, June 1st
Location: Zidell Yards, 3121 SW Moody Ave.
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