The event is free, but seating is limited and advance registration is required: REGISTER NOW
Feb 27 update: the event program is available here .
Feb 23 update: added registration hours, 9:30 – 10:00 am. Updated map link to show facility location.
Interested in helping us make this event a success?: Call for Volunteers
The Civic Hack Summit will bring together local developers, designers, project managers, government staff, public policy experts, and citizen advocates to launch a new wave of community-developed civic technology projects for Austin.
At this one-day event, we will explore a number of themes and community needs. The goal is to identify solution and formulate project plans. The projects we initiate here will be developed throughought the year, through events such as the ATX Hack for Change and Open Austin hack nights.
Some of the themes we’d like to explore include:
- Development and Land Use
- Broadband and Digital Opportunities
- Health and Social Services
- Civic Engagement
- Crime and Justice
In the morning sessions, local subject-matter experts will brief us on some of the challenges in our community, and help identify some interesting open data and technology opportunities. In the afternoon, we’ll break into workgroups, identify solutions we want to build, and initiate plans for hack projects.
We need non-coders. We need your interest and domain knowledge to help identify the issues we’d like to take on, and what the solutions will look like.
We need coders. We need your expertise to identify technology opportunities and develop architectures for these solutions.
It’s the hack before the hack. If you’ve got interest, skills, and passion for solving community problems with innovative technology solutions, we need your help.
Please re-visit this page periodically. We’ll be adding more information as details develop.
The event is free and open to the public. It is conducted as part of the national “Code Across” weekend, sponsored by Code for America. “Code Across Austin” was launched in 2012 by visiting Code for America fellows. Now produced by Open Austin, the “Civic Hack Summit” will be our fifth “Code Across Austin” event.