Code for America: National Day of Civic Hacking | Caktus Group

Want to make our community better with technology? Ever been part of a code sprint? No worries. You don't even need to know what that means. Drop by for 6 hours of hustle to maximize civic awesomeness.

If you are a Designer, Citizen, Web Developer, Data Wrangler, Writer, Parent, Real Estate Professional, Biker... This event is for you.


10-10:45am - Kickoff & Project Sprint Pitches: We will hear from the two existing, documented projects below, and then open the floor for other project ideas. The focus of the event is on advancing existing projects but we always encourage new projects and passions! If you'd like to pitch, please come a little early and try to document how people could help with your project before Saturday.

11am - 3:30pm - SPRINTS - AKA, Break out work groups. The Sprint Leads will get you going. Follow the project links below to the existing lists of tasks for each type of contributor: Citizen, Designer, Front End, Back End, Data Wrangler.

11am - 12pm: Civic Hacking 101: For those new to this whole civic tech thing. Consider this an open meeting. More background on Code for America, demos of some local civic apps created in the community. And sign up for a community app user testing group!

12pm - Catered Wraps from The Farmery in Durham ($5) [NC OpenPass Members - Free]

3:30pm - 4:00pm - Read out / Demos from Sprint Teams on progress / Next Steps

For more information and to register, visit the official events page.