Posts Tagged: hackathon

Mobile America: Evolving Technology For Increasingly Mobile Citizens

Nandita Pinisetti (Chicago, IL) – Microsoft’s public sector developer evangelism group launched a U.S.-focused mobile app development campaign called MOBILE AMERICA in May, 2012. The concept is to bring patriotic citizens together with technological developers in order to create new and innovative software for civic good and fundamentally change how government interacts with its constituents.Read… Read more »

Code Across America: A Week of Civic Innovation

From February 24 through March 4, hundreds of passionate citizens around the country will come together to “Code Across America” – to make their cities even better. In over a dozen cities, there will be hackathons to build civic apps, “brigades” to deploy existing ones, unconferences to plan for the year ahead, and meetups toRead… Read more »

A reflection on Hackathons in 2011

While I am reflecting, I thought it a good time to consider hackathons. In 2011 the term “hackathon” became common and many cities all over the world opened datasets for developers to build applications around. Below are some lesson’s learned to better position a hackathon to a government context: Lesson learned #1: A hackathon isRead… Read more »

Hosting a City Hackathon

I’m documenting the process leading up to the City of Reno’s first civic hackathon – maybe it will be useful for other cities. The Hack4Reno civic hackathon event will be held in downtown Reno on Oct. 15-16. Learn more at Get your own valid XHTML YouTube embed code Got any questions about hosting aRead… Read more »

10 Reasons Why City Governments Should Embrace Hackathons

Rachel Sterne is Chief Digital Officer for the City of New York, where she focuses on the City’s digital media strategy. You can follow her on Twitter @RachelSterne or follow the City @nycgov Today is the last day to sign up for Reinvent NYC.GOV, the City’s first-ever hackathon. Civic-minded designers and developers who want toRead… Read more »