Civic Hacking

Epic win for NYC’s Open Data Community! PLUTO is free!

Posted on by Noel Hidalgo in Civic Hacking, Collaboration, Gov2.0, News, Open Data, Open Gov

Since the signing of New York City’s Open Data Law on March 7, 2012, open data and geo-spacial nurds have been wondering when the City’s extensive land use and geographic data at the tax lot level would be liberated. Today, New York City Department …

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Brigade 101: How to Hack Night

Posted on by Noel Hidalgo in Brigade, Chicago, Citizenship, Civic Hacking, Data, Hackathon, Oakland

Following in the footsteps of Chicago’s Open City Open Gov Hack Night, Code for America Brigades are increasing innovation and building a national network of weekly meetups to socialize, code, and foster interdisciplinary collaboration for civic change. These hack nights …

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Schoolcuts.org: How to build & maintain a civic app

Posted on by Christopher Whitaker in Brigade, Civic Hacking, News

This blog is cross-posted from the Smart Chicago Collaborative. View the original post and additional videos here. Since schoolcuts.org first launched two months ago, the team has been working around the clock to add new features and information to the site. One …

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How the Houston Hackathon Happened

Posted on by Jeff Reichman in Brigade, Cities, Civic Hacking, Guest Post, Hackathon, News

This post is co-authored by Bruce Haupt, Performance Improvement Director for the City of Houston, and Jeff Reichman, Principal at January Advisors. View the original post here. This is the story of how we planned and pulled off the first …

An Episode in Civic Hacking: Florida Bill Tracker

Posted on by Rob Davis in Brigade, Civic Hacking, Guest Post

This post is penned by Rob Davis, a former Code for America intern and civic hacker in South Florida, and is cross-posted from rob.d. Participating in my first civic hackathon in Florida was more than amazing, and to my surprise, …

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Stay Hacking! What you can do after NDoCH.

Posted on by Kevin Curry in Brigade, Civic Hacking, News

Whew! That was some crazy weekend, huh? More than 11,000 participants around the country came out for 95 events in 83 cities. As you reflect upon epic event that was National Day of Civic Hacking it’s important to remember that civic …

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National Day of Civic Hacking Report Back from NYC

Posted on by Noel Hidalgo in Brigade, Civic Hacking, Civic Startups, Dispatches, Hackathon, News

This past weekend, the New York City metro area hosted five National Day of Civic Hacking events! (Two in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn, one in Queens, and one in Newark, N.J.) One of them was the City’s first CityCamp and …

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Be Part of Something Big – This Weekend

Posted on by Hannah Young in Brigade, Civic Hacking, Event, News

This weekend more than 6,000 individuals from businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies, as well as local citizens will come together to participate in 95 events throughout the United States as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH). This …

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National Day of Civic Hacking: Strengthening Tradition in Akron

Posted on by Alan Williams in 2013 Fellow, Brigade, Civic Hacking, Summit County

In preserving the land for future generations, we will preserve something of ourselves. If we all have an interest in this land, then we all have a stake in its preservation. There is no more worthwhile cause.” — Congressman John …

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Chicago: City of Big Data and National Day of Civic Hacking

Posted on by Christopher Whitaker in Brigade, Civic Hacking, News

For National Day of Civic Hacking, Chicago will play host to three separate events. The first is the ChicagoMigraHack, a hackathon focused on the issue of immigration. The second event will be a youth focused hackathon at the Adler Planetarium. …

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