May 31, 2014
National Day of Civic Hacking NYC
REDI Global Technologies and CodeMontage invite you to join us in NYC along with thousands of citizens in over 115 locations for the National Day of Civic Hacking. We welcome coders, designers, activists, entrepreneurs, and anyone passionate to collaboratively build technology to improve our communities. Together, we’ll build and improve open source tools for citizens to access government data, share information and resources, and lead better lives.
National Day Resources
- Hack for Change Challenges
- Hack for Change Data Sets
- Socrata Open Data Sets
- NYC BigApps Challenges
- NYC BigApps Data Sets
- Amazon Web Services $50 Credit (available in person at Help Desk)
- Google Cloud Engine $500 Credit (available in person at Help Desk)
NYC Featured Projects
Office of Financial Empowerment pitched by Kate Hamaji, Project Coordinator
NYC OFE works to empower, protect, and educate New Yorkers with low-incomes so that they can build assets and make the most of their financial resources. As an NYC BigApps BigIdea Sponsor, OFE challenges you to help us empower low-income New Yorkers to achieve financial goals and stay engaged in City programs. Learn more about the BigApps challenge they’ve issued here.
Room: Conference North
NYC Housing 411 pitched by Katherine Pradt, UX/Interaction Designer
Help make it easier to live in New York City by creating a one-stop shop for housing information, from legal resources to affordability programs to violations searches. Learn more about the BigApps challenge issued by Enterprise and affordable housing nonprofits here.
Room: Conference North
Empirical Learning pitched by Peter Gault, Founder & CEO
Empirical is the education non-profit behind Quill, the open source grammar teaching tool, and Cofactor, the open source team collaboration tool, among other great projects. Learn more about Empirical’s #hackforchange education challenges here.
Room: Brooklyn Lounge
CodeInClass pitched by Abe Winter, CS NYC
CodeInClass hopes to create a tool that allows educators to manage and deliver computer science curricula in an engaging way to students in New York City and beyond. Learn more about the BigApps challenge issued by computer science teachers and nonprofits here.
Room: Conference South
Ability Anyware pitched by Tanya Maxwell, Editor-in-Chief
Abililty Anyware’s vision is to disseminate assistive technology (AT) news that facilitates the accessibility, inclusion, safety, employment, self-determination, creativity, and dignified recognition of persons with disabilities. They are designing a survey to assess assistive technology needs in the disability community.
Room: Maiden 1
Civic Hacking Projects on CodeMontage
Featured Remote Project
ActivateHub, a community organizing and events tool, has outstanding “bite-size” issues to make it easy for coders to jump right in and contribute.
Code of Conduct
This event is utilizing the CodeMontage Code of Conduct. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an event organizer immediately.