Hack for Change Baltimore is the local version of the first ever National Day of Civic Hacking, which will take place June 1-2, 2013. Hackathon participants will use technology and entrepreneurial thinking to tackle some of our city's most pressing social challenges. The hackathon will unite government and citizens making information available and useable for good, as well as showcase the value of getting involved in civic hacking in our city.
Since this is a national event, we thought it would be awesome to partner with another US city. So Baltimore will co-hack with the city of Philadelphia for an Apps Exchange. We will build cross-city teams, that will allow one city to easily fork the other's civic applications. Baltimoreans can check out what Philly's built at http://appsforphilly.org. But we don't have to stop there...
$1,500 in prizes
Most Likely to Make a Difference (2)
It's the award anyone can win! If your app or map or idea can do the most good, you can win $750 provided by Advertising.com.
Best Philly Fork
For the individual or team who best duplicates a civic app already in use by the fine people of Philadelphia, Advertising.com will provide a cash prize of $250.
The Sunlight Foundation will provide $250 to the person or group who does the best job of liberating data or otherwise improving government transparency at Hack for Change Baltimore.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Anyone who participates in Hack for Change Baltimore is eligible.
All Hack for Change Baltimore submissions are due before 4pm Sunday, June 2, 2013.
How to enter
Come to Hack for Change Baltimore and create an app, map, or other project that will help improve your community.
Director of GovStat, Socrata
Chief Data Officer, Baltimore City
Web Developer, Sunlight Foundation
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