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Civic Hack Night - Democracy Edition

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VENUE CHANGE: we're meeting at Station Houston.

Join us for a hack night about technology and democracy. We'll have great projects and a series of lightning talks about voting, tech, data, and the democratic process. For this event, we've partnered with the League of Women Voters.

Doors at 6p. Lightning talks begin at 630p.

Project ideas?

Post in the comments below, or join our Slack (

What are civic hack nights?

Civic hack nights are free, 2.5 hour events where people get together to work on projects for the public good. It's part working, part networking, 100% good times. Here is a video from last October's hack night (

Who attends civic hack nights?

The event is open to the public. Attendees include software developers, designers, academic researchers, data journalists, high school students, analysts of all stripes, urban planners, policy wonks, entrepreneurs, elected officials, and curious citizens who want to make Houston better through technology.

What should I expect?

Throughout the space, people will break into clusters to discuss and work on projects. Feel free to join in any discussion. We'll have lightning talks in the conference room starting at 630p.

What does the "edition" mean?

Each month throughout 2016, we are experimenting with a theme. This month features a guest speaker and sample projects related to Democracy. In April, the theme is Public Health.

I don't code. Is there a place for me?

Yes! Civic hack night is a great place to network, share, and learn from one another. People are friendly and knowledgable. Even if you don't know how to code, chances are you'll find something to hack.

What else?

food + drink + wifi provided