National Day of Civic Hacking
Hacking is a term that has negative connotations. It can make people feel uncomfortable. The National Day of Civic Hacking does not have to make people feel uncomfortable. It’s all about using technology to help others.
It can be difficult for certain communities and individuals to keep up with technology’s ever-changing pace. There are people out there with the knowledge and skills to help those who don’t have it. This is their chance!
National Day of Civic Hacking is a day that encourages people to hack for the common good of their communities, neighborhoods, and the entire world. It was first celebrated in 2013.
National Day of Civic Hacking was developed in collaboration with US federal agencies as well as the United States Small Business Administration (USSBA), the Code for America Brigade Network, and SecondMuse. It is a nationally sanctioned day that promotes the positive side technology.
Celebrate the National Day of Civic Hacking by getting involved with these ideas
Find an event in your area to celebrate National Day of Civic Hacking and get involved. Code for America Brigade Network provides opportunities to use technology to benefit the local community.
One theme for events or projects could be creating a human-centered approach in emergency response, helping people clear their criminal records after years of good behavior, or being involved in making voting feel safe and secure.
It’s easy for anyone to join a Brigade in any of the 35 states and Washington DC. You can find out more information on the websites of each city or join them online to attend a Meetup. Learn more about how you can get involved in civic hacking and technology to make the world better. To find a Brigade near you, visit the Code for America website.
Are you looking for a Code for America Brigade chapter in your area? Consider forming a group of friends to start one in honor of National Day for Civic Hacking.
People who are connected to the technology community work hard to stay on top of the latest trends in this fast-paced sector. People who are involved in technology may want to take this opportunity to learn more and also to think about how they can help others.
You can use the National Day of Civic Hacking to motivate you and your tech-savvy friends to get together and share more information about the day. Next, brainstorm some projects that could be useful to others and work together on solutions.