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Hack4Sac! - National Day of Civic Hacking 2013

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Code for Sacramento presents its inaugural Hack4Sac event - a 24-HOUR HACKATHON open to coders, designers, and community members - in honor of National Day of Civic Hacking 2013. Join us at Hacker Lab ( in midtown Sacramento!

We'll be kicking off on Friday evening, May 31 and hacking until 5:00 pm on Saturday, June 1. If you can't join us Friday night, don't worry! All Friday events - challenges, pitches, and team member recruiting - will be updated live on our event hackpad (, so you can arrive Saturday morning completely in the know and ready to code!


Or can also register directly HERE (

As the largest ever national convergence of civic hackers, National Day of Civic Hacking events will be happening at many locations across the Americas, including the White House. This is our chance to put Sacramento on the map of civic-hacking excellence!

Delicious prizes from Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar and de Vere's Irish Pub! Participants who sign up will get free lunch AND swag, including a $100 credit for Amazon web services!

Stores of local civic data to fuel your apps? For sure!
Our civic data portal is up and running. We WILL have data for you!

Local government leaders and mentorship from the best of Hacker Lab?
You better believe it!
We’re receiving visits from City Councilman Steve Hansen and more Sacramento leaders. Hacker Lab mentors will circulate to advise your team on design, organization, marketing, and presentation.

Event Schedule:

Hack4Sac Kick Off Reception // Friday, May 31st
5:30 pm Doors open & mingling
6:30 pm TED Talk Viewing Jennifer Pahlka, Founder @ Code for America
7:00 pm Challenges and pitches
8:00 pm Hacking and making begins!
Hack4Sac Hackathon // National Day of Civic Hacking // Saturday, June 1
9:00 am Breakfast & mingling (& hacking!)
12:30 pm Lunch provided by Chipotle
5:00 pm Hacking and making ends!
5:01 pm Clean up & finalize presentations
6:00 pm Presentations begin
7:00 pm Awards and wrap-up
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