WHY: Tech holds the promise to empower active citizenship and make institutions more accessible, accountable and efficient. Instead it’s been used to subvert American Democracy. It’s time for you to take it personally.
WHAT: A convening of the local civic tech community to focus on connecting people who want to make a difference with local tech-for-good projects that need their help. It’s a chance to get inspired, imagine a better future, and contribute your talent.
WHO: You. Whether you’re a concerned citizen or a technical wizard, you have something to contribute. Projects will need coders, designers, researchers, project managers, subject matter experts, and just ordinary people.
HOW: Bring your laptop, your creativity, and your collaborative spirit to Code Fellows on Saturday, March 16th. Join a project or create your own on DemocracyLab: https://www.democracylab.org/.
This hackathon will continue the momentum from our previous four events. Check out these slides – https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1aBZ0Fs5YLTt_djQwOmJDSeRSFEJODiag-It-TiaCtrg/edit?usp=sharing – from our September event to get a sense of what to expect.
The agenda for March 16th is:
8:30 Registration and Coffee
9:00 Welcome and Overview
9:15 Will Saunders, Open Data Guy – State of Washington
9:30 Project Pitches and Team Formation
12:00 Working Lunch
4:00 Project Presentations
5:00 Closing Comments and Adjourn
Let me know if you have any questions. Please share, and hope to see you there!
Seattle Tech4Good Organizer