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Two weeks ago, I was in Joplin, MO for a hackathon hosted by CivicPlus and City of Joplin where 9 teams competed over the weekend to help create the new digital townhall for City of Joplin. It was a great event where the goal was to help the City of Joplin prepare its digital infrastructure 1-year after being hit with one of the worst tornados in U.S history.
To check out a summary of the event and my three lessons on hacking for good (1 - Engage with Citizens, 2 - Engage with City Leaders, 3 - Give Structured Freedom), take a look at the PDF below. The document provides a chronicle of the event, lessons learned of the hackathon, and tips on community engagement.
Past Blog Posts from Joplin: