Open Data Challenge Workshop #1: Design Thinking & Civic Tech with Horn


Join us on Monday February 13th at the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship's Venture Development Center in Newark as we kickoff our first 2017 Open Data Challenge Workshop!

About Design Thinking & Civic Tech

The first stage of any good project, especially a civic tech project, is coming up with a great idea. The question is, how do you come up with a new, exciting idea that will also help out our community. We're partnering with the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship to explore this in our first Open Data Challenge workshop.

Look out for more information about our schedule for the evening in the next week!

About the Open Data Challenge

The Open Data Challenge is a partnership with the State of Delaware's Government Information Center ( and the Tech Forum of Delaware ( following the launch of Delaware's Open Data Portal ( The Open Data Challenge will help to build tangible, sustainable solutions for community issues using open data. The Challenge includes a series of 6 workshops curated by Open Data Delaware, the Tech Forum of Delaware's Idea Challenge, and Open Data Delaware's National Day of Civic Hacking Event. Winning teams from the National Day of Civic Hacking have the opportunity to win cash prizes following completion of their project.

Upcoming Open Data Challenge Workshops & Events

February 13th - Design Thinking & Civic Tech with the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship (

February 23rd - Content Strategy & Project Management with Content Strategy Delaware (

March 15th - The Idea Challenge with the Tech Forum of Delaware (

April 4th - Web Design for Civic Tech with Girl Develop It Wilmington (

April 19th - Putting Data on a Map with Wilmington Web Dev Meetup (

Early May - Using the Delaware Open Data Portal API with Socrata (

Late May - Collect User Inputs with Data with Zip Code Wilmington (

June 3rd-5th - National Day of Civic Hacking


6:00 PM: Doors open - grab pizza and say hello

6:15 PM: Program gets started

8:00 PM: Call it a night


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