Coming to Cleveland: National Day of Civic Hacking, June 6, 2015

The National Day of Civic Hacking 2015 is Saturday, June 6. The theme chosen by NDOCH’s organizer, Code for America, is Principles for 21st Century Government.

In Cleveland, our Code for America Bridage, Open Cleveland, will be the hub for NDOCH activities. You can see the details here but the basics are:

When: Saturday, June 6 from 10am-4pm

Where: Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Avenue East, Cleveland, OH, Room 217 in the Louis Stokes Wing

What: Hands-on civic hacking projects for kids and adults. Examples include:

  • editing OpenStreetMap, a free global map that people can update and freely use (the wikipedia of google maps);
  • drawing a map of your neighborhood’s boundaries;
  • contributing to already ongoing projects like largelots (an online form to find any buy vacant lots in the city of Cleveland);
  • demos of existing civic hacking apps;
  • talking about how technology and open data can influence our community through your skills, knowledge, and experiences!

Coming on the heels of the Hack Cleveland Fix 216 civic hackathon, we’re hopeful that the momentum created there will roll right into next weekend. OpenNEO will be there so hopefully we will see you. And remember, you do not have to know anything about coding to contribute, and hacking is not evil.

In the meantime, mark down this Tuesday morning, June 2, at 9am to be listening to WCPN. The Sound of Ideas will be doing a show on our burgeoning civic hacking and open data ecosystem.

That follows up this week’s The State of Ohio television program’s discussion about open and transparent government which you can watch here (and had a teaser of a radio piece on public radio last Thursday, which you can hear here).

  One thought on “Coming to Cleveland: National Day of Civic Hacking, June 6, 2015

  1. June 1, 2015 at 8:59 pm

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