RHoK Boston: Hack the Hub

Hackathon

Are you a hacker? A changemaker? A concerned citizen? Do you want to make Greater Boston better?  We need your skill, vision, experience, and imagination as we hack for Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and more!

As part of the National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH), Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Boston will facilitate problem solving and collaborations between citizens, communities, and organizations working toward applying civic technologies for social change in the Boston area.

Come join citizen activists, government partners, entrepreneurs, software developers and designers as we identify challenges, write code, and increase access to civic data!

Hashtags: #hackforchange#RHoKboston#CivicTechBOS

We Supply
Challenges, datasets, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake, along with technologies and mentors to help you and your teams create awesome projects.

You Bring
Your laptop, skills, experience, ideas, and your imagination. Come with a collaborative and team-focused mindset. Whether you are a designer, a back-end developer, a government employee, a student, a data geek, or a highly motivated citizen – you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and expertise, and your skills are needed!

Sponsors
RHoK Boston is generously sponsored by the City of Somerville and Code for America.

Schedule
• Friday evening
Opening reception, project pitches, team formation

Saturday
Full-day hack session

Sunday morning
Hack session

Sunday afternoon
Presentations & demos

Projects

  • Ungentry

    Boston is a dynamic and rapidly changing place. Just how much has it changed in the past decade and in what ways? Is gentrification becoming a problem? Are technology start-ups…

    Challenge

    Mapping indicators of gentrification in Boston

    Event

    RHoK Boston: Hack the Hub

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  • MBTA Alerts

    The @mbta_alerts twitter account which has over 17k twitter followers allows people to learn about delays much faster then official channels by hooking up a twitter account directly to the…

    Challenge

    Allow people to know where their bus is.

    Event

    RHoK Boston: Hack the Hub

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