The National Day of Civic Hacking is this week, on June 6, and TrendCT and SeeClickFix are co-sponsoring a hackathon in New Haven. Details here.
There also will be an event in Hartford, led by TrendCT contributor Chris Brechlin, with a focus on transportation. Details here.
On June 6, civic groups around the nation will use technology to solve civic problems. More often than not, this involves data — understanding it, analyzing it and devising solutions with it.
You don’t need to be a technical person to attend a hackathon. You merely need to be willing to work with others to make something. We’ve found that everyone brings an important perspective to a team, whether it’s a concept or an expertise or design sense.
Arguably the best part about hackathons is that they push for creative answers to difficult questions. Here’s one person’s experience at a hackathon we put together last year.
We look forward to hacking with you!