NNIP Partners Participate in National Day of Civic Hacking

Announcement by Eric Burnstein
June 12, 2014

Urban Institute   (NNIP Coordinator)

May 31-June 1 marked the 2014 National Day of Civic Hacking, when citizens in cities around the country came together to code, write, learn, and otherwise contribute to the production of open data, knowledge and civic tools.  Organized by Code for America in partnership with SecondMuse and Innovation Endeavors, this day saw 123 events in 103 cities around the country.  Events ranged from single-day civic hackathons to two-day unconferences, and everything in between.

This event is a great opportunity for NNIP partners to engage with various aspects of their communities to extend knowledge and familiarity with the importance of open data, civic engagement, and good governence.  NNIP partners in at least seven cities participated in National Day of Civic Hacking events.  These include an open house in Pittsburgh, civic hackathons in Saint LouisMilwaukee, and Louisville, a civic unconference in Kansas City, a wiki-a-thon in Providence, and mbined writeathon and hackathon in Oakland.  In addition, several NNIP member organizations, as well as staff from the Urban Institute, celebrated the National Day of Civic Hacking at Transparency Camp, in Arlington, VA, including Data Driven Detroit, the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, the Urban Strategies Council (Oakland), and the Providence Plan.