City Partners with Civic Innovation Community to Revitalize Priority Neighborhoods

Register for National Day of Civic Hacking today!

The City of Sacramento is partnering with local civic technology organization, Code for Sacramento, to host National Day of Civic Hacking – a nationwide day of action for government staff, nonprofit leaders, and engaged residents to collaborate with citizen technologists and brainstorm solutions to urban problems. Help revitalize priority neighborhoods by participating in the free event this Saturday, June 4th, 9:30 a.m. at The Urban Hive (1931 H Street).

Hack for Change – Poster – Sacramento 2016
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At this Saturday’s event, Mayor Kevin Johnson will further emphasize his Economic Development 3.0 initiative and unveil new strategies to expand the pipeline of local startups, engage the broader innovation ecosystem, and make City Hall open for business.

“This is an exciting opportunity to bring together the technologists from a wide ranging and diverse backgrounds to revitalize Sacramento communities that need it the most!” said Maria MacGunigal, City of Sacramento’s Chief Information Officer.

Residents can contribute their ideas and skills to help create:

  • Tools that help decision-makers better understand, visualize, and prioritize the challenges faced by the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in Sacramento.
  • Streamlined processes that help new businesses and provide jobs in these communities.
  • Better ways to connect disadvantaged residents, including homeless residents, with services they need.
  • Methods that help residents communicate to decision-makers their needs, ideas, and desires for their communities.

The event is open to participants with different skillsets and backgrounds, so you don’t need to be a computer programmer to participate. One team will win a $1,000 prize from the City of Sacramento for the best use of data.

Learn more about the event and register at the event’s webpage.

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