National Day of Civic Hacking: June 1st

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National Day of Civic Hacking: June 1st

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Just wanna give everyone a heads-up: National Day of Civic Hacking” is taking place June 1st 2013 in cities across the nation.

So what the heck is it?
The National Day of Civic Hacking is a national event bringing people together, quote: “collaboratively create, build, and invent new solutions using publicly-released data, code and technology to solve challenges relevant to our neighborhoods, our cities, our states and our country.

It seems that one of the main purposes of the event is to use the expertise of all volunteers to create meaningful technology solutions for a variety of different causes. There are several ways that you can participate, either by planning an event, supporting an event or by contributing code.

Hit up the site and you’ll get more information about locations, FAQ’s and much more.

Our understanding is that this government backed initiative is primarily aimed at helping various US State departments. Government agencies including the Census Bureau, NASA and the Department of Labor. It’s actually a pretty cool idea of inviting clever people (like the person reading this) to help devise ways to solve or at least attempt to solve problems affecting cities, states and the country.

The event is also being supported by Code for America, Random Hacks of Kindness and Innovation Endeavors.

Get involved, help Uncle Sam and let us know how you get on!

Finally – remember what JFK said! “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”

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