National Day of Civic Hacking Baltimore

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...

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Prizes

$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.

Most Transparent

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.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

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. 

Judges

Beth Blauer

Beth Blauer
Director of GovStat, Socrata

Heather Hudson

Heather Hudson
Chief Data Officer, Baltimore City

Bob Lannon

Bob Lannon
Web Developer, Sunlight Foundation

Judging Criteria

  • Build Something Awesome