About

What: National Day of Civic Hacking, http://hackforchange.org

When: May 31 – June 1, 2014

Where: Cities around the US (and internationally this year)

Who: YOU

Why: To improve our communities and the governments that serve them

How to get involved: http://hackforchange.org/2014/interest.html

Contact us: hello@hackforchange.org

On June 1-2, 2013, more than 11,000 citizens representing government, businesses, nonprofits, technologists, and entrepreneurs participated in more than 95 simultaneous civic hacking events in 83 cities across the US as part of the first ever National Day of Civic Hacking. Dozens of local governments attended and supported civic hackers in their cities and 21 federal government agencies and departments opened up new sets of data and developed challenges for civic hackers to tackle across the country. Hundreds of innovative civic projects emerged from these coordinated efforts aimed at building a more transparent, accessible government, while seeding and growing communities of innovation across the nation.  The first National Day of Civic Hacking was featured in Fast Company, WIRED, the Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, FedScoop, and Mashable and was a trending topic online, generating more than 55 million twitter impressions.

The second annual National Day of Civic Hacking will take place on May 31 – June 1, 2014 in communities around the world.  The international event will once again bring together technologists, entrepreneurs, developers and other citizens like you to improve our communities and the governments that serve them.  Anyone can participate; you don’t have to be an expert in technology, but you do have to care about your neighborhood and community. The weekend provides opportunities to for citizens to engage using proven models provided by Code for America, [freespace], Transparency Camp and Innovation Endeavors.

The event it is planned in coordination with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and will be supported by a number of federal, state and local agencies.  For the second year in a row, Intel is the national sponsor with additional support from the Knight Foundation.  The operations team is led by SecondMuse includes Code for America and Innovation Endeavors.