Past Meetup

National Day of Civic Hacking - SPRINTS for ALL

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Price: $5.00 /per person
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Use Parking Deck at the corner of Morgan and Morris (,+300+W+Morgan+St,+Durham,+NC+27701/@35.9982615,-78.9027085,19z/data=!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x89ace47288913519:0x736ba7caa9640791!2s108+Morris+St,+Durham,+NC+27701!3m1!1s0x89ace4724fdd54f1:0x81b40f9ae45d44a9) for free weekend parking.

Want to make our community better with technology? Ever been part of a code sprint? No worries. You don't even need to know what that means. Drop by for 6 hours of hustle to maximize civic awesomeness.

If you are a Designer, Citizen, Web Developer, Data Wrangler, Writer, Parent, Real Estate Professional, Biker...

This event is for you.


• 10-10:45am - Kickoff & Project Sprint Pitches: We will hear from the two existing, documented projects below, and then open the floor for other project ideas. The focus of the event is on advancing existing projects but we always encourage new projects and passions! If you'd like to pitch, please come a little early and try to document how people could help with your project before Saturday.

• 11am - 3:30pm - SPRINTS - AKA, Break out work groups. The Sprint Leads will get you going. Follow the project links below to the existing lists of tasks for each type of contributor: Citizen, Designer, Front End, Back End, Data Wrangler.

• 11am - 12pm: Civic Hacking 101: For those new to this whole civic tech thing. Consider this an open meeting. More background on Code for America, demos of some local civic apps created in the community. And sign up for a community app user testing group!

• 12pm - Catered Wraps from The Farmery in Durham ($5) [NC OpenPass Members - Free (]

• 3:30pm - 4:00pm - Read out / Demos from Sprint Teams on progress / Next Steps


The Projects We Will Advance Together

(1) School Navigator - Why is it so hard to find the info you want about potential schools for your kids? This team is launching School Profiles (v2) for this website with your help. Project info and task lists here (

(2) Citygram - Why do we need to go to the city or county website to get info? Why can't they come to us, automagically? Let's work on this application that sends alerts/digests for crime, development activity and other timely data. Project info and task lists here (

+ Your pitches: We have already heard from attendees about a few pitches, including

• Durham property app (Matt Rajkowski),

• Wake County Food Inspection application (Bill Scanlon), and the

• Opportunity Projects ( in coordination with the U.S. Department of Census (Ross Dakin, Presidential Innovation Fellow).

Hear about:

• Why project is awesome/important?

• What are sprint goals for the next 4 hours?

• How people with diff skills can help?

Not excited about these projects. Check out Code for America's Challenges (!


The Sponsors

• Code for Durham

• Code for Cary

• Code for Raleigh


• Red Hat

• Wake County Economic Development

• HQ Raleigh

• All Things Open