Mobility for All Abilities Hackathon

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MakerSpace NYC at Brooklyn Army Terminal

140 58th St Building B, Unit 1C · Brooklyn, ny

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We will be at MakerSpaceNYC at Brooklyn Army Terminal

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For National Day of Civic Hacking, BetaNYC, NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Mayor’s Office of People with Disabilities, NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics, and MakerSpace NYC are challenging New Yorkers to reimagine how all people move around our city streets and sidewalks.

Join 100 diverse individuals, organizations, and government stakeholders for a day-long mapathon and civic hacking event to improve mobility equity in NYC.

We are looking for hackers + mappers to join BetaNYC on Sat, 21 Sept for a day-long Mobility for All Abilities mapathon and civic hacking event to improve mobility equity in NYC. Apply to participate by Saturday, 14 September at 12:00:00 AM (MIDNIGHT).

We identified community needs for mobility equity in NYC with local organizers and stakeholders, and came up with 9 challenges to work on at the hackathon. Come work on meeting them with us and improve how everyone moves around the city.

We are looking for 100 hackers, technologists, makers, problem solvers, mappers and thoughtful citizens to participate on a challenge team and spend the day with civic leaders contributing their skills and learning new ones (like how to map!). Check out the challenges below and apply to join at challenge team at the hackathon.

**Need childcare?**

We will have free, on-site childcare provided by professional sitters.

**Who should apply?**

ANYONE! While several challenges are technical in nature, we invite anyone to join them and pick up new #civictech skills. We have two challenges that are oriented around OpenStreetMap. These challenges will teach you how to edit and tag maps within a web browser. Others challenges have specific requests for data scientists and analysts, developers, programmers, designers, cartographers, urban planners, data jammers, social justice warriors, and LGBTQ advocates.

**Application Process**

Review the challenges and apply to participate in one by filling out the form at < < > >. Applications are open until Saturday, 14 September at 12:00:00 AM (MIDNIGHT).

We will review applications as we receive them and confirm your attendance by email as soon as possible.

BetaNYC Blog post with a detailed list of challenges =>>