This weekend, March 5-6, 2016, is the fifth annual CodeAcross – a weekend of civic hacking events hosted by Code for America brigades around the world. The event, which is timed to coincide with International Open Data Day, seeks to unite and inspire residents to get actively involved in their communities.
Code for San Francisco, a local chapter of Code for America, is organizing CodeAcross in San Francisco on Saturday, March 5. The event, hosted at the Microsoft Reactor, will bring together SF residents, engineers, data scientists, designers, members of city government, and people intent on building partnerships and tools to improve San Francisco.
This year’s CodeAcross in SF will focus on exploring, analyzing, and creating tools making use of SF OpenData, a city service. Code for SF’s Data Science Working Group will partner with city representatives to teach and empower participants to use newly released datasets.
“We recognize the incredible worth of each person and their experience. CodeAcross is a safe and respectful space for every resident to contribute their skill sets toward discovering and building solutions, ” says Hy Carrel, lead organizer for CodeAcross.
Participants will be able to choose from three tracks and move between them:
- Work on one of Code for SF’s existing projects or launch a new one
- Learn about SF OpenData and join the data science working group
- Participate in unconference discussion groups and workshops on topics relevant to San Francisco and civic technology
If you love civic hacking or are curious and want to collaborate with the community, don’t miss this opportunity to get involved! Please register on our event page.
Vedrana Trbusic is the Communications Director at Code for San Francisco where she is responsible for promoting the mission of Code for SF, building partnerships with like-minded organizations, and engaging with the community. She is passionate about the intersection of technology and social change, and loves helping companies and brands tell their stories. She has 7 years of communications experience spanning art, European affairs, and environmental marketing. Prior to joining Code for San Francisco she was a Senior Project Lead at S. Groner Associates, a marketing agency focused on environmental and community issues. She holds and MA in International Communications and is originally from Slovenia.